ILS readies Eutelsat 9B for launch
January 27, 2016
By Chris Forrester
Eutelsat’s latest satellite, its 9B craft, is scheduled to launch on January 30th, on an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton/Brez M rocket and booster stage. The craft will launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The satellite was built by Airbus Defense & Space and will go to 9 degrees East. It has a significant coverage area stretching over the whole of Europe (on its Pan-European Ku-band beam) as well as coverage over the complete Nordic countries, and with a beam focussed on Greece although stretching from the UK to most of Turkey and the Levant.