EUTELSAT 65 West A opens new markets in Brazil and Latin America
EUTELSAT 65 West A is a tri-band satellite designed to target fast-growing video and broadband markets across Latin America.
Its high-power Ku-band payload enables DTH reception of digital and HD channels across Brazil with 60cm antennas and facilitates corporate connectivity in Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean region.
EUTELSAT 65 West A has been located at 65° West ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics where it will provide a unique solution for live TV transmissions from Brazil to Latin America and Europe and further afield via Eutelsat’s global fleet.
The satellite also features a transatlantic C-band coverage for cross-continental video contribution and distribution and a multi-spotbeam Ka-band payload for broadband access across Brazil and Latin America.
Built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) in California and based on the SSL 1300 satellite platform, the EUTELSAT 65 West A was launched on 9th March 2016 by an Ariane rocket.