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Eutelsat 5 West B



The Eutelsat 5 West B satellite, also built by Northrop Grumman, will replace Eutelsat 5 West A, an aging satellite located in geostationary orbit at 5 degrees west longitude providing TV broadcast services over France, Italy, Algeria, and neighboring regions.

Eutelsat’s newest satellite has a communications payload supplied by Airbus Defense and Space. The satellite carries 35 Ku-band transponders, and the entry into service of Eutelsat 5 West B will help ensure uninterrupted service from the 5 degrees west position.

The spacecraft also hosts a geostationary orbit node for the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System, or EGNOS, to beam GPS and Galileo navigation augmentation signals to improve position accuracy and reliability. The EGNOS signals provide additional navigation data for use by pilots during critical flight stages, such as final approach and landing.

Alternate Names

  • Eutelsat5WestB
  • 44624

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2019-10-09
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 3000 kg

Funding Agency

  • European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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