Eutelsat W3C will be delivered 07.10.2011
Telecommunication satellite Eutelsat W3C French satellite operator Eutelsat, will be delivered the Chinese carrier rocket Long March 3B Xichang from the spaceport of 7 October 2011.
Eutelsat W3C will work at the orbital position 16 Wed east, replacing the operation of the satellite Eutelsat Sesat, Eutelsat W2M and Eurobird 16A and thus ensuring continuity of services for Central and Eastern Europe, the Madagascar and allows the operator expansion into new markets.
Satellite Eutelsat Eutelsat W3C is the key. Existing satellites are in fact at the end of its expected life.
W3C is equipped with 53 transponders in Ku-and 3 Ka-band transponders. Capacity to position 16E uses including Sony Pictures to distribute AXN channel.
Launch date will be announced soon.