Eutelsat, which operates 22 satellites in orbit, already covers Africa but the addition of the W3A
will expand coverage, improve reception and enable a number of other functions, such as intra-regional African connections to be made.
will increase capacity by about 40% over Africa which means that more operators and broadcasters will be able to transmit and use its services.
W3D will be co-positioned with W3A
satellite at 7[degrees] East.
Images will then be delivered by the EBU to its 75 broadcast members and other clients in extended Europe, using W2A for Europe and W3A
for Africa and the Middle East.
The Breeze M's engine underwent five burns to place the W3A
satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit at 1:16 p.
W3B: to be copositioned at 7 degrees East with W3A
, this 56 transponder Ku-band satellite will provide sparing capacity and increase the number of transponders at this neighbourhood.
International Launch Services (ILS) and Eutelsat SA have signed a contract for launching the W3A
satellite on a Proton rocket.
Scheduled for launch in the second quarter 2010, W3B will in principle be co-positioned with Eutelsat's W3A
satellite at 7 degrees East.
To be copositioned with W3A
, it will increase the volume of capacity available at this neighbourhood by almost 50% and provide sparing for W3A
Services will start in late July and be provided to customers in the Middle East and Europe from their Turin Skylogic teleport, where the HX NOC will operate over the EUTELSAT W3A
PARIS, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris : ETL) today announced the conclusion of a five-year contract for capacity on its W3A
satellite with Gateway Broadcast Services, which is preparing to launch an innovative new pay-TV platform for sub-Saharan Africa.
PARIS, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Digiturk, have signed a new contract for capacity on the W3A
satellite to support continued expansion of Turkey's leading pay-TV platform.