Eutelsat 16C

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Eutelsat 16C
Names SESAT-1 (2000-12)
Eutelsat 16C (2012—)
Mission type Communications
Operator Eutelsat
COSPAR ID 2000-019A
SATCAT no. 26243
Mission duration 10 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus MSS-2500-GSO
Manufacturer NPO-PM
Alcatel Alenia Space
Launch mass 2,600 kilograms (5,700 lb)
Power 5,600 watts
Start of mission
Launch date April 17, 2000, 21:06:00 (2000-04-17UTC21:06Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-K/DM4 397-01
Launch site Baikonur 200/39
Contractor Khrunichev
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 39° East
36° East
16° East (current)
Band 18 Ku band
Bandwidth 18x72 megahertz
TWTA power 84 watts
EIRP Europa 47 decibel-watts
steerable 49 decibel-watts

Eutelsat 16C (formerly SESAT 1) is a satellite operated by Eutelsat, originally the first of a series of SESAT (Siberia - Europe SATellite) satellites. It provides a wide range of telecommunications services over a very large geographical coverage area that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to Eastern Russia, including a large part of Siberia. The satellites also provide broadcasting services to Africa by means of steerable spotbeams.

On 29 January 2010, the satellite moved to 16° E to take over some services from the malfunctioning W2 satellite.


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