Eutelsat Orders Satellite from Space Systems Loral for Brazil

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PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat on July 30 said it had ordered a mixed C-, Ku- and Ka-band satellite from Space Systems Loral (SSL) to operate starting in 2016 at 65 degrees west longitude over Brazil.

Paris-based Eutelsat, whose Eutelsat do Brasil Ltda. subsidiary had won rights to the slot from Brazilian regulators at auction in early 2012, said the Eutelsat 65 West A satellite would have 10 54-megahertz C-band transponders, 24 36-megahertz Ku-band transponders and up to 24 Ka-band spot beams. Eutelsat said it had been granted final frequency rights in June by Brazil’s, regulator, Anatel.

The satellite is designed to be operational in time to serve the Brazilian Olympic Games in 2016.