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Satellite 2017: Jeff Bezos shows off straked New Glenn rocket and announces Eutelsat as first commercial client…then OneWeb joins club

At a presentation at the Satellite 2017 conference in Washington DC in March, Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos showed off the latest rocket design to emerge from his Blue Origin rocket company. While significantly similar to past artist’s impressions of the …

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SKY announces “satellite-less” online TV service

Share prices of the major European satellite operators SES and Eutelsat both fell after their major user, Sky PLC, announced that it was planning to start a “satellite free” multichannel television service via internet in 2018. The idea is to …

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Eutelsat 5 West B bus to be built by Airbus/Orbital ATK and launched on shared Proton M…while Eutelsat takes booking on a Proton Medium for undisclosed satellite

Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) and Orbital ATK has secured a construction contract from the European satellite operator Eutelsat Communications to build the Eutelsat 5 West B satellite, which according to its name will be placed over the longitude …

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Eutelsat looks to sell its 33.69% stake in European FSS operator Hispasat

On 11 July 2016, Paris-based international satellite operator, Eutelsat Communications S.A., announced that it was looking to exercise a “put” option to sell its 33.69 per cent stake in Spanish FSS (Fixed Service Satellite) operator Hispasat S.A. Eutelsat has held …

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Eutelsat shares crash by 30% on revenues warning

Eutelsat Communications saw its share price of just over €27 fall by more than 30 per cent to just above €19 on 13 May 2016. The crash happened after the company revealed a projected decline in revenue for the period …

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SSL gets Eutelsat 7C satellite order

SSL (Space Systems/Loral) has been awarded a contract by the European satellite operator Eutelsat to build a new communcations satellite called Eutelsat 7C. The satellite, which will use a version of the SSL-1300 spacecraft bus, will operate in Geostationary Earth …

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Eutelsat buys a launch from SpaceX

Space News reports that European satellite operator Eutelsat, which would normally be an Arianespace client, has ordered a satellite launch from SpaceX using its Falcon 9 launch vehicle.  The launch order was apparently placed in late 2015. The satellite to …

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Eutelsat contracts with Thales Alenia Space for comsat to serve Sub-Saharan Africa

The European communications satellite operator, Eutelsat, has ordered a new satellite to add to its leased Ka-band capacity on Amos-6, to serve Sub-Saharan Africa with High-Throughput communications services.  The as yet unnamed 3,200kg satellite, which will be launched into position …

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Facebook, Eutelsat and Amos-6 are joined in marriage for Africa

Satellite operator Eutelsat and social media website Facebook jointly announced on 5 October 2015 that they are to lease the entire Ka-band payload of the Israeli communications satellite Amos-6, which is due to be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 …

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Airbus DS gets contract to built Quantum satellite with Eutelsat and ESA

In a public private partnership (PPP) contract, Airbus Defence and Space has received an initial €180 million (US$198 million) contract to develop the first flexible Quantum satellite with Eutelsat and ESA.  The spacecraft will have the first reconfigurable communications payload …

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Airbus DS gets construction order for “all electric” EUTELSAT 172B

Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) has just been awarded a contract by the commerical satellite operator, Eutelsat ,to design and build the Eutelsat 172B communications spacecraft.  The new satellite will be launched in first half 2017, making it the …

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Satmex name is no more as it becomes Eutelsat Americas

The European satellite operator, Eutelsat Communications, has announced that the Mexican communications satellite operator Satmex, which Eutelsat formally acquired in January in its build to expand further in the Americas, will now operate as a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications.  The …

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Sea Launch to launch EUTELSAT 3B on Zenit 3-SL next year

On 18 June, the launch provider Sea Launch and the satellite operator Eutelsat announced an agreement fo ar Sea Launch operated Zenit 3-SL to launch the EUTELSAT 3B spacecraft from the ocean-based Odyssey launch platform in April 2014.

Currently under construction by Astrium, an EADS company, …

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For clarity’s sake Flightglobal’s SpaceTrak database renames Eutelsat satellites

The decision made just over a year ago by the European satellite operator, Eutelsat, to rename its entire satellite fleet according to the GEO location where they are serving has led to confusion with respect to which satellite is which, especially when they relocate and …

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After successful Proton launch Eutelsat wants another

The launch provider International Launch Services (ILS) and the commercial satellite operator Eutelsat announced a contract for the launch of a Eutelsat satellite in the 2014-2016 timeframe by ILS Proton M/Breeze M from the Baikonur Cosmodrome near Tyuratam in Kazakhstan. This announcement was

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Arianespace gets additional Eutelsat four-launch contract

The European satellite operator Eutelsat Communications and Arianespace signed a long-term multiple launch services covering up to four launches in the 2016 and 2017 timeframe to carry yet-to-be disclosed spacecraft. The new contract is in addition to the contract signed …

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Thales Alenia gets Eutelsat 8 West B GEO satellite order

On 11 October it was announced that the construction order for European satellite operator Eutelsat’s communications satellite, Eutelsat 8 West B, had been awarded to Thales Alenia Space.  As noted by its name, the satellite will be positioned at roughly …

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Eutelsat complains that its Eutelsat 25A satellite is being jammed

European commercial satellite operator Eutelsat has formally complained to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and to the Government of Saudi Arabia that transponders aboard its Eutelsat 25A communications satellite, currently being operated over the longitude of 25.5 degrees East in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), are being jammed …

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