Eutelsat 5 West B & MEV-1

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit 200/39 (200L) Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Eutelsat 5 West B will replace the Ku-band capacity of Eutelsat 5 West A (formerly Stellat 5) satellite, a key digital infrastructure addressing predominantly French, Italian and Algerian broadcast markets. Eutelsat 5 West B will provide business continuity and improved quality for these services via a Ku-band payload. The satellite is built on Orbital ATKs GEOStar-2e bus and carries 35 equivalent 36 MHz Ku-band transponders connected to three service areas. Switchable transponders will also increase commercial flexibility. Co-passenger on this flight will be provided Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems. MEV-1 (Mission Extension Vehicle-1) incorporates flight-proven technologies the company has used in its commercial satellite and space logistics businesses. After successfully completing a series of in-orbit tests, the MEV-1 will begin its mission extension service for Intelsat-901 satellite in the graveyard orbit. MEV-1 will relocate the satellite scheduled for the mission extension service, which is planned for a five-year period, after which Intelsat 901 will be place back into graveyard orbit. Intelsat will also have the option to service multiple satellites using the same MEV. MEV-1 is based on the company’s GEOStar-3 spacecraft bus platform. Controlled by the company’s satellite operations team, the MEV-1 uses a reliable, low-risk docking system that attaches to existing features on a customer’s satellite. The MEV-1 provides life-extending services by taking over the propulsion and attitude control functions. The vehicle has a 15-year design life with the ability to perform numerous dockings and undockings during its life span.

Proton-M Briz-M

Family: Proton
Configuration: Briz-M

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    53.0 m
  • Diameter
    7.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    712 T
  • Thrust
    10000 kN
Family
  • Name
    Proton-M Briz-M
  • Family
    Proton
  • Variant
    Briz-M
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Proton-M Briz-M
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    21000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    4500 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

International Launch Services

International Launch Services

(ILS)

Successes: 59 Failures: 6 Pending: 3

Agency Type: Commercial

INFO WIKI

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Pad: 200/39 (200L)


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