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EUTELSAT 172B

June 5, 2017

Airbus: First High Power All-Electric Satellite, EUTELSAT 172B, Launched by Ariane 5

All-electric propulsion for orbit-raising and on-station manoeuvers for the first time on a high power satellite inaugurates significant mass savings on this class of mission Innovative payload technology will dynamically distribute power between spot beams to provide internet connectivity to aircraft over the Pacific   Kourou, 02/06/2017 –EUTELSAT 172B, the first high power all-electric telecommunications

March 17, 2017

Airbus Ships First High-Power All-Electric EUTELSAT 172B Satellite to Kourou for Eutelsat.

Toulouse – EUTELSAT 172B, the first high power all-electric telecommunications satellite, is now ready for shipment on 20 March from the Airbus satellite assembly facility in Toulouse to Kourou, French Guiana for Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators. The satellite will be launched into orbit on an Ariane 5 in April, and will