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Eutelsat W5A



The EUTELSAT 70B satellite is based on the Astrium Eurostar E-3000 platform with a designed in-orbit lifetime exceeding 15 years. With a 48- Ku-band transponder payload, it will replace the EUTELSAT 70A spacecraft and more than double Eutelsat's resources at its 70.5 degrees East longitude location to provide premium communications services for users in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Alternate Names

  • 39020
  • Eutelsat 70B
  • Entelsat70B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-12-03
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform), International
Mass: 5250 kg


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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