It was an honor to demonstrate this capability with the successful launch of the W7 satellite today, just seven months after the landmark 50th ILS Proton launch with Eutelsat's W2A
Solaris Mobile will make its S-Band capacity on the W2A
satellite available to facilitate EUR Radio, which will go live this year.
Technical data: EUTELSAT W2A
@ 10degrees East (Europe) IS-3R 43.
Using capacity on Eutelsat's W2A
satellite to deliver channels to terrestrial towers, the launch of DTT on December 1 enables the population of both Indian Ocean islands to access an offer of 10 free-to-air digital channels, compared to the previous offer of one over-the-air analogue channel, Tempo.
The launch of the W2A
satellite marks the first ILS launch of the year and the 50th commercial launch overall for ILS; a significant milestone.
delivery penalties related to the W2A
and W7 satellites.
have set a first quarter 2009 launch date for the W2A
satellite, which will be the 50th commercial Proton launch for ILS as well as its first mission of the new year.
The content is delivered by GlobeCast via W2A
to Eutelsat's teleport near Paris, where it is retransmitted to ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 3 for Western and Central Europe.
satellite carrying the S-Band payload is under construction since October 2006 and is scheduled for launch at the very beginning of 2009.
With high-power capacity focused over Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Eutelsat's W2A
, W3A, W4 and W7 satellites will support the exceptional resources deployed by rights-holding organisations and television channels to offer worldwide coverage of the 30 days of sport in South Africa.
Designated the W2A
Series, the device packs four capacitive elements into an 0508 chip, saving designers 30% board space compared to previous 0612 arrays.
commercial availability of W2A
from May 2009, and of W7.