spacecraft, to be positioned at the orbital slot of 5 degrees
East, features 36 active Ku-band transponders and up to 24
active C-band transponders.
has two Ku-band beams, one serving customers in the Nordic
and Baltic countries and one serving Sub-Saharan Africa, as
well as two C-band beams, one with global coverage and one
with hemispheric coverage over Europe, Africa and the Middle
East. The satellite provides Ku-band uplink capability, allowing
for flexible operations between Europe and Africa.
is designed to deliver high performance and extensive coverage
for direct-to-home (DTH) services, broadband, maritime communications,
GSM backhaul, and VSAT applications in Europe, Africa and
the Middle East.