Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1 satellite starts commercial service

French satellite fleet operator, Eutelsat Communications and Qatar based satellite company, Es’hailSat, have announced that their jointly-owned Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1 satellite has now gone into commercial service at 25.5° East after being launched on 29 August.

Eutelsat 25B/Es’hail 1 operates in both Ku and Ka-bands and has an increased capacity to serve broadcasters, businesses and public agencies operating in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.

The traffic on Eutelsat’s Eutelsat 25C satellite at 25.5° East was transferred onto Ku-band transponders on the new satellite on Monday night releasing Eutelsat 25C for a new mission for Eutelsat at 33° East. It will be co-positioned next month with Eutelsat 33A at 33° East to bring additional capacity to this orbital location.