Eutelsat increases VSAT capacity as new satellite enters service

Eutelsat reports that its Eutelsat 10B satellite has now entered service at the 10°East orbital position, offering increased communications capacity for a number of busy maritime routes.

Eutelsat 10B carries two multi-beam Ku-band payloads. One payload covers the North Atlantic corridor, as well as Europe, the Mediterranean basin, and the Middle East, offering significant extra throughput in busy sea traffic areas. The second payload will extend coverage across the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, and the Indian Ocean.

The all-electric satellite includes 5th generation digital transparent processor, to deliver capacity allocation flexibility and optimse spectrum use. Built by Thales Alenia Space and based on the Spacebus NEO platform, the satellite was launched on 23 November 2022 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

“Eutelsat 10B satellite will boost our global connectivity services with High Throughput capacity, to meet increasing in-flight and maritime demand,” said Cyril Dujardin, General Manager for the Connectivity Business Unit, Eutelsat.

“Eutelsat 10B’s Ku-band payload complements the Ka-band of the Eutelsat KONNECT VHTS satellite, that will enter into service progressively in Autumn, reflecting our ability to serve our customers in both Ka- and Ku-bands with the best-in-class space assets. Moreover, this satellite brings innovative new resources that will be able to complement Eutelsat’s GEO-LEO offering.”

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