Eutelsat launches India-focused satellite - W5

MUMBAI: Satellite service provider Eutelsat has successfully launched its W5 satellite and it is being positioned at 70.5 degrees East, an orbital position that allows Eutelsat to cover the whole of Asia in complement to the company's SESAT satellite.

W5 will be operational by mid-December, according to an official release.

Equipped with 24 Ku-band transponders with 72 MHz bandwidth, W5 is configured with one fixed Widebeam covering western Europe, central Asia and the Indian sub-continent and two steerable spotbeams. The steerable spotbeams can cover north-east Asia including the whole of China and Mongolia as far as Korea and southern Japan, and south-east Asia as far as northern parts of Australia.

W5 will be capable of delivering a full range of digital communications services: video distribution and contribution links, occasional-use video and particularly Satellite News Gathering (SNG), as well as Internet backbone connections. Through a new bundled turnaround onto Eutelsat's Digital Platforms on its HOT BIRD ?broadcasting satellites that reach an estimated 96 million cable and satellite homes, Eutelsat will also be able to offer Indian broadcasters seamless connectivity directly into Europe.

Eutelsat is also perhaps the only Satellite Company offering dedicated Ku-band connectivity to its Indian customers for India to Europe, Europe to India, and India to India through SESAT Satellite, an official release says. Eutelsat already has substantial capacity dedicated to the South Asian market with its SESAT satellite. SESAT (36oE) features a fixed widebeam that extends over the Atlantic Islands to eastern Russia. In addition, it has a spotbeam centered over India to offer single hop connectivity between east and west.

W5 Vital Characteristics 

Orbital position: 70.5 degrees East 

Payload: 24 Ku-band transponders 

Downlink frequencies: 10.95-11.70 GHz, 12.50-12.75 GHz

Transponder bandwidth: 72 MHz 

Coverages : 1 fixed Widebeam up to 46 dBW and 2 steerable spotbeams up to 48 dBW. 

Lifetime: minimum 12 years

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