APAC gains extra satellite capacity with Eutelsat 172B

Eutelsat’s 172B satellite has entered commercial service after becoming the fastest satellite to reach geostationary orbit using electric propulsion.

Launched in June, the satellite is also the first to be optimised for in-flight connectivity across the Pacific. Its high throughput (HT) payload, comprising 11 spotbeams, will enable power to be dynamically allocated as aircraft fly high traffic routes in the Asia Pacific region. This will allow Eutelsat’s client Panasonic to better meet passenger demand and ensure consistently high levels of service to airlines.

Source: APAC gains extra satellite capacity with Eutelsat 172B

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