October 2016, Eutelsat announced the construction of
Eutelsat 5 West (B), to replace the Eutelsat 5 West (A) launched in 2002.
The launch of the new Eutelsat 5 West B satellite was
then planned for the last quarter of 2018 by a Proton-M / Breeze-M rocket from
But in the summer of 2018, Eutelsat announced that the
launch would be delayed until the first quarter of 2019, and this satellite
will be operational one to two months after launch.
The launch is planned for March 2019 from Baikonur
after the launch of the Yamal 601 satellite.
But the launch date has been pushed back to the second
quarter of 2019 (mid-May 2019 or later), by the end of 2018.
This is due to the delay required to test the payload
converter, and for the third time, the launch of the satellite, in mid-May
2019, is postponed to the summer of 2019 or the third quarter of 2019.
In mid-July 2019, the launch was rescheduled for a
period from 20 to 22 September 2019 at the end of September,
but the launch was
postponed again due to a problem encountered during electrical tests of the
Then the satellite was finally launched on October 9,
2019 from Baikonur, at the same time as the MEV-1 spacecraft.
The satellite separated from the orbit module, within
15 hours and 36 minutes after launch, and the satellite's systems were then verified.
The launch of this satellite, four hours later, was
marketed by International Launch Services (ILS).
Which has an empty order book after this launch due to
the strong competition with Arianespace and SpaceX?
Eutelsat 5 West (B) currently takes over the role of
the satellites Telecom 1 and Telecom 2, who operated between 1983 and 2002).
then Eutelsat 5 West (A), (formerly Atlantic Bird 3
from 2002 to 2012), which operated between 2002 and 2019), on the French Historic
Site, 5° W.
Technical characteristics of the Eutelsat 5 West B .
The new Eutelsat 5 West B satellite has 35 K (Q)band
transmitters (36 MHz bandwidth per transmitter unit)K on 3 target beams and
weighs approximately 3 tons at launch.
That is instead of 45 Ku-band and C-band transponders
on 4 target beams.
4 tons of Eutelsat 5 West The four beams of the
previous Eutelsat 5 West A satellite: KU broadband (Europe - North Africa -
Middle East), KU band Western and Central Europe, Scandinavia, Maghreb), band
KU (Algeria - North Africa) and Band C (Eastern North
America, Caribbean, North North America, Africa, Europe, Middle East) were
replaced by three bands in the KU band on the new satellite:
(Trasalpine) (TA) (France - Italy), Europe (Western and Central Europe) and
Algeria (Algeria) (Algeria - North Africa).
It will also have an electrical power of 5 kilowatts.
The technical platform is American in: GEOSar-2e and
not a French spacecraft (3000 B3) as it is on the Eutelsat 5 West A satellite.
from Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (formerly Orbital ATK) indicates that
the satellite weighs 2,740 kg
when launched with a wingspan of 4 photovoltaic
panels UTJ (Ultra Triple Junction), to power lithium-ion batteries.
Airbus Defense and Space provided the payload,
consisting of two large 2.6-meter satellite dishes and 35 Ku-band transponders.
This satellite also provides, via L-band transponders,
a geostationary navigation overlay service (EGNOS GEO-3).
Which will be used to improve signal robustness and
receiver positioning accuracy using the services of the satellite positioning
the American network of GPS satellites and the European Galileo?
The eutelsat w5 satellite is also considered one of the
most important satellites adjacent to the Nilesat satellite, as it is a very
small distance away from it.
One of the most important features of the moon is that
it contains excellent channels, especially sports,
as it broadcasts the various
matches of the European leagues and the Champions League.
It can also be easily captured on most receivers such
as the GN RS8 MINI HD PLUS,
since recent updates have made most French EUTELSAT
5 satellite channels free to capture.
Only you should apply the latest update to your receiver.
While the Nilesat satellite is located at 7 degrees
east, the eutelsat W5 satellite is at 5 degrees.
How to catch the Eutelsat 5 West B. Satellite
If the diameter of the dish is large, about 120 cm, it
can be captured with the Nilesat moon,
but if the dish is small, you must move
the dish a little to the left, about 1 cm.
Another way to capture the EUTELSAT 5 satellite is to
use a ruler, and this is an easy and simple way,
as you install a small ruler
and capture the two satellites together.
There is also an excellent receiver that can capture
the two satellites together, through two exits, one for Nilesat and the other
for Eutelsat 5 West B.
Channels transmitted by the Eutelsat 5 West B .
We are always looking for sports channels, especially
when it comes to the Spanish League,
the English Premier League and the
Champions League. The viewer always focuses on the ASTAR satellite as well as
the European satellite HOTBIRD.
Eutelsat 5 West
B also contains many channels that broadcast most of the major European
leagues, including the English Premier League and the Champions League.
Among these channels:
eutelsat w5, the Italian broadcast channel rich in
definition, and the Rai Sport channel broadcasts via the eutelsat 5 satellite
in HD format, a wonderful and excellent picture.
It also has French channels, including TF1.M6.FRRANCE2,
which is the same as on the ASTRA satellite.
It is an excellent
and wonderful moon, and the most beautiful thing about it is the possibility of
capturing it with Nilesat.