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Eutelsat 8 West B is a television satellite of the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization ( Eutelsat ) based in Paris.
It was launched on 20 August 2015 at 20:34 UTC with an Ariane 5-ECA launch vehicle from the rocket launch site Center Spatial Guyanais (together with Intelsat 34 ) into a geostationary orbit.
The three-axis stabilized satellite is equipped with 58 Ku band (40 active) and 12 C band transponders (10 active) and is to provide television and telecommunication services from the Middle East, Africa and South America from position 8 ° West. The satellite is to be used by the European operator of communication satellites Eutelsat together with Nilesat from Egypt in particular to disseminate high-resolution television programs (also in 4K Ultra HD ) in North Africa and the Middle East. It was built on the basis of the Spacebus 4000C4 satellite bus of the Thales Alenia Space and has an expected service life of 17 years.