Hunter and Eutelsat gear up for expansion in Canada with EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite
Hunter Communications Canada and Eutelsat Americas, part of Eutelsat Communications announce that with the successful launch of the EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite from Cape Canaveral on 1 March, a milestone has been reached for the provision of premium Ku-band bandwidth across Canada.
EUTELSAT 115 West B, world first all-electric satellite, begins ascent to geostationary orbit
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that the xenon-ion thrusters of the all-electric EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite have been powered up, enabling the ascent from supersynchronous transfer orbit to geostationary orbit to be initiated as planned on 12 March. Eutelsat’s new satellite was launched by SpaceX on 1 March.
EUTELSAT 115 West B launched successfully into space
Eutelsat Communications announces the successful launch of the EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite. The 2.2-tonne all-electric satellite built by Boeing was lofted into orbit on 1 March at 10.50 EST (03.50 UTC). It separated from the Falcon 9 launcher after a 35-minute flight, with telemetry subsequently received and processed at Boeing’s mission control centre in El Segundo, California.