The Eutelsat 16B at 16.0°E was manufactured by EADS Astrium based on the Eurostar-2000+ model bus. Operated by Eutelsat Communications, the Eutelsat 16B at 16.0°E was designed to provide reliable service, and it’s the reliable service that you can expect from Swiss Cast.
The Eutelsat 16B at 16.0°E was launched from the Guiana Space Center located in French Guiana. The launch took place on February 27th, 1998 using an Ariane 42P launch vehicle. At launch, the mass of the satellite was 2,885 KG. Once in orbit, the mass was lightened to 1,310 KG. In all, the launch is considered a great success.
The Eutelsat 16B at 16.0°E orbits at 16.0°E. Using a geostationary orbit, the Eutelsat 16B at 16.0°E has a Norad number of 25237, with Cospar number 1998-013A. The orbit has an inclination of 1.6241. The current apogee of the orbit is 35,806.99 km, and the perigee is 35,763.98 km.
On-board the Eutelsat 16B at 16.0°E are 20 high-quality Ku-band transponders. Also aboard are 4 Ku-band beams. This includes the Ku-band steerable beam and Ku-band wide beam, which remains active. The KU-band steerable beam has been retired since. These transponders and beams have been providing reliable coverage for over a dozen years, and Swiss Cast is proud to work with this satellite.
Why We Offer This Satellite
It’s quite simple as to why Swiss Cast uses this satellite. The Eutelsat 16B at 16.0°E comes from a long-line of satellites that go back 30 years. Swiss Cast looks at each satellite closely and uses only the best and most reliable satellites. You can trust our business, and by extension, you can trust the satellites that we offer.
Support That Is There For You
When you use Swiss Cast and satellites like the Eutelsat 16B at 16.0°E, you aren’t just receiving reliable service from us. You are also receiving support from a company that wants you to succeed. Rest assured that any support requests will be handled appropriately. Your concerns will be addressed with quickness in mind without sacrificing quality. Let us be your partner in the success of your business.
The future of the Eutelsat 16B at 16.0°E continues to look great. The Eutelsat 16B at 16.0°E was launched way back in 1998 with an expected lifetime of 14 years. That estimated mission duration would have taken the satellite through 2012. However, the Eutelsat 16B at 16.0°E continues to remain active and outlive even the manufacturers expectations. It is satellites like the Eutelsat 16B at 16.0°E that are chosen here at Swiss Cast, and we are proud to offer satellites who’s track record speaks for itself.