Paris, 2 May 2016 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that its EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite, launched on 9 March, is now fully powered up and ready for service across Brazil and Latin America. The satellite inaugurates Eutelsat’s presence at the 65° West position, a premier location for broadcasting in Brazil.
Built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) in California and based on the SSL 1300 satellite platform, the EUTELSAT 65 West A was launched on 9th March 2016 by an Ariane rocket.
EUTELSAT 65 West A has been located at 65° West ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics where it will provide a unique solution for live TV transmissions from Brazil to Latin America and Europe and further afield via Eutelsat’s global fleet.
Excerpts from Eutelsat Communications