Based on the Eurostar E3000 platform of Airbus Defence and Space, the EUTELSAT 3B satellite has been designed to operate three commercial payloads in the C, Ku and Ka bands. This tri-band configuration will deliver exceptional levels of in-orbit flexibility and coverage from Eutelsat’s expanding 3° East neighourhood. The satellite will enable Eutelsat to diversify its commercial response to Internet Service Providers, telcos, government agencies and broadcasters operating in Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. EUTELSAT 3B has a designed in-orbit lifetime exceeding 15 years.
Dimensions in orbit:
- Height: 7.5 meters
- Length: Solar Arrays: 31 meters
Mass at Launch: 5,967 kilograms (13,155 lbs.)
Spacecraft power: 12 kW
Operational Lifetime: 15+ years
EUTELSAT 3B is the 34th Eurostar E3000 delivered, the eighth for Eutelsat and the fourth to be launched by Sea Launch. It will be the 36th mission overall for Sea Launch.