Eutelsat Communications and Es’hailSat have announced that their jointly-owned EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 satellite went into commercial service on October 29 at 25.5 degrees East. The satellite was launched on August 29 this year.
Traffic on Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT 25C satellite at 25.5 degrees East was transferred onto Ku-band transponders commercialised by Eutelsat on the new satellite in the night of October 28 to 29. This transfer has released EUTELSAT 25C for a new mission for Eutelsat at 33 degrees East. It will be co-positioned next month with EUTELSAT 33A at 33 degrees East to bring additional capacity to this orbital location.
EUTELSAT 25B/Es’hail 1 brings increased capacity to 25.5 degrees East to serve broadcasters, businesses and public agencies operating in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. The new satellite operates in both Ku and Ka bands.