Constellations, Launch, New Space and more…
“Eutelsat 5 West B”
Eutelsat Satellite Degraded by Solar Panel Loss

PARIS, 17 January, 2020 (Eutelsat PR) – On October 24, 2019, Eutelsat announced an investigation into a malfunction on one of the two solar arrays on its EUTELSAT 5 West B satellite. Pursuant to this investigation, the loss of the satellite’s South solar array has been confirmed. With the exception of the South solar array, the satellite performance remains nominal.

The attendant power loss means c.45% of the capacity of the satellite can be operated.

  • Parabolic Arc
  • January 18, 2020
Proton M Launches Mission Extension Vehicle, Comsat
Proton launch (Credit: Roscosomos)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — On October 9, 2019, at 10:17:56 the Proton-M carrier rocket with Briz-M booster together with Eutelsat 5 West B and Mission Extension Vehicle-1 satellites successfully launched from launchpad No.39 pad No.200 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The start and the flight of the launch vehicle went as expected with no remarks.

  • Parabolic Arc
  • October 10, 2019
Upcoming Launches Include Mission Extension Vehicle, ICON and Starlink Satellites

Four upcoming launches in the United States, Russia and New Zealand feature payloads to refuel a communications satellite, study space weather, expand SpaceX’s Starlink network, and test out new technology. October 9 Proton Payloads: Eutelsat 5 West B communications satellite, Mission Extension Vehicle 1 (MEV 1) Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan Launch Time: 6:17 a.m. EDT (1017 GMT ) This is the first flight of the MEV, which will refuel […]

  • Parabolic Arc
  • October 7, 2019