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Eutelsat Orders W3B Satellite From Thales Alenia Space

By | February 26, 2008

      [Satellite Today – 2-26-08] Thales Alenia Space will manufacture the W3B satellite for Eutelsat, the companies announced Feb. 26.
          The spacecraft, scheduled for launch in the 2010 second quarter, will be co-positioned with Eutelsat’s W3A satellite at 7° East and carry 56 transponders that will increase the number of operational transponders in the neighborhood by more than 50 percent, Eutelsat said.
          W3B will provide Ku-band coverage of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East as well as sub-Saharan African and the Indian Ocean islands.

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