The EUTELSAT-70B satellite is based on the Astrium Eurostar E-3000 platform with a designed in-orbit lifetime exceeding 15 years. The EUTELSAT-70B spacecraft will carry 48- Ku-band transponders. The satellite will replace the EUTELSAT 70A craft and more than double Eutelsat's resources at its 70.5° East longitude location. Each of the satellite's four high-performance fixed beams will be focused over a distinct zone: Europe, Africa, Central Asia and South-East Asia reaching as far as Australia. Through a high degree of on-board connectivity, clients will be able to use the beams either for regional coverage or to interconnect continents. This will support high-growth services that include secure government communications in Central Asia through hubs located in the region or in Europe, business networks between South-East Asia and Africa, and direct connectivity between Europe and Australia.
EUTELSAT-70B vital statistics:
Platform: Eurostar E3000
Dimensions, in orbit:
H, 7 m
W, antennas: 8 m
L, solar arrays: 30 m
Mass at Launch: 5,250 kilograms (11,574 lbs.)
Spacecraft power (at end-of-life): 12 kW
Operational Lifetime: 15+ years
EUTELSAT 70B is the 29th Eurostar E3000 delivered, the 7th for Eutelsat, the 3rd to be launched by Sea Launch.