(22 March 2021 – Eutelsat) Eutelsat Communications has signed a contract with Airbus for the procurement of EUTELSAT 36D to succeed EUTELSAT 36B, anticipated to achieve its finish of life on the finish of 2026, at its key 36° East orbital place.
With protection of Africa, Russia and Europe, 36° East is a key orbital slot for Eutelsat, rating third by way of total income era, after 13° East (HOTBIRD) and seven/8° West, and second for Authorities Companies, with an distinctive fill charge reflecting the continued strong demand in its footprint. Its two satellites, EUTELSAT 36B and EUTELSAT 36C, collectively notably help the printed companies of main anchor clients together with Multichoice and ZAP in Africa and Tricolor and NTV+ in Russia.
With 70 bodily Ku-band transponders, the all-electric EUTELSAT 36D will guarantee all the primary legacy missions of EUTELSAT 36B, with enhancements to protection areas and efficiency. Based mostly on the state-of-the-art Airbus Eurostar Neo platform, it combines elevated payload capability and extra environment friendly energy and thermal management methods with diminished manufacturing time and optimised prices.
The satellite tv for pc is due for launch within the first half of 2024 with a considerable safety loop that displays its mission-critical significance to its primary clients.
This procurement doesn’t alter Eutelsat’s capital expenditure goal.
Commenting on the procurement, Pascal Homsy Eutelsat’s Chief Technical Officer mentioned: “We’re delighted to rely as soon as once more on one in every of our longstanding companions, Airbus, to guarantee this essential satellite tv for pc program. This new state-of-the-art satellite tv for pc will guarantee enhanced service continuity for our key DTH clients within the main markets of Africa and Russia.”
François Gaullier, head of Telecom Methods at Airbus added: “We’re delighted to assist Eutelsat present broadcast and information connectivity, together with to distant areas the place it’s wanted most. Extra personally, the persevering with confidence of Eutelsat in our merchandise is excessive reward of the reliability of our work and a supply of pleasure for our expert groups.”
About Eutelsat Communications
Based in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is among the world’s main satellite tv for pc operators. With a world fleet of satellites and related floor infrastructure, Eutelsat permits shoppers throughout Video, Knowledge, Authorities, Mounted and Cellular Broadband markets to speak successfully to their clients, no matter their location. Over 6 600 tv channels operated by main media teams are broadcast by Eutelsat to at least one billion viewers outfitted for DTH reception or related to terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, with places of work and teleports across the globe, Eutelsat assembles 1,200 women and men from 50 international locations who’re devoted to delivering the best high quality of service.
Eutelsat Communications is listed on the Euronext Paris Inventory Trade (ticker: ETL).