EUTELSAT 65 West A is a tri-band satellite designed to target fast-growing video and broadband markets across Latin America.
Its high-power Ku-band payload enables DTH reception of digital and HD channels across Brazil and facilitate corporate connectivity in Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean region.
EUTELSAT 65 West A has been located at 65° West where it provides a unique solution for live TV transmissions from Brazil to Latin America and Europe and further afield via Eutelsat’s global fleet.
The satellite also features a transatlantic C-band coverage for cross-continental video contribution and distribution and a multi-spotbeam Ka-band payload for broadband access across Brazil and Latin America.
Built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) in California and based on the SSL 1300 satellite platform, the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite was launched on 9 March 2016 by an Ariane rocket.