EUTELSAT 9B Satellite
Eurostar E3000
Separated spacecraft mass: 5162 kg

Launch Vehicle:                
Proton M/Breeze M
705,000 kg (1,554,000 lb), including payload
58.2 m (191ft)

Launch Date:
January 28, 2016

Launch Time:
04:19:45 Baikonur
00:19:45 Moscow
23:19:45 Paris, January 27, 2016
22:19:45 GMT, January 27, 2016
17:19:45 ET, January 27, 2016

Launch Site:                       
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launch Pad 39

Launch Customer:
Eutelsat, Paris, France

Satellite Manufacturer:
Airbus Defense and Space, Toulouse, France

Launch Vehicle Manufacturer:
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center,
Moscow, Russia

Launch Services               
International Launch Services, Virginia, USA

Satellite Use:                      
EUTELSAT 9B is a high-capacity Ku-band satellite for Eutelsat’s 9° East Position that will take 9° East to a new level of performance, increasing Eutelsat’s resources by 12 additional transponders. Capacity will be spread across five footprints, with frequency reuse optimising overall bandwidth. EUTELSAT 9B will address high-growth digital TV markets through one pan-European footprint delivering wide coverage and four regional footprints. EUTELSAT 9B also hosts the first data relay payload for the European Data Relay System (EDRS) being implemented through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between ESA and Airbus Defence & Space.

Satellite Statistics:            
Total payload of 56 Ku-band transponders
Planned orbital location: 9° E
Anticipated service life: 15 years

Mission Profile:                  
The Proton M launch vehicle, utilizing a 5-burn Breeze M mission design, will lift off from
Pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, with the EUTELSAT 9B satellite
on board. The first three stages of the Proton will use a standard ascent profile
to place the orbital unit (Breeze M upper stage and the EUTELSAT 9B satellite) into a
sub-orbital trajectory. From this point in the mission, the Breeze M will perform planned
mission maneuvers to advance the orbital unit first to a circular parking orbit,
then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit, and finally to a
geosynchronous transfer orbit. Separation of the EUTELSAT 9B satellite is scheduled t
occur approximately 9 hours, 12 minutes after liftoff.
Target Orbit at Separation:         
Perigee: 4444
Apogee: 35696
Inclination: 12.18

Spacecraft Separation:    
Approximately 9 hours, 12 minutes after lift-off

ILS Mission Statistics:     
_ 1st ILS Proton Launch in 2016
_92nd ILS Proton Launch Overall 
_ 11th Eutelsat Satellite Launched on Proton
_21st  Airbus Satellite Launched on Proton

Live Broadcast:                 
Live Coverage starting 17:00 ET
Launch is scheduled for 17:19 ET
Broadcast concludes no later than 17:45 ET

Satellite transmission details: To be confirmed

Webcast can be seen at:

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More Information:              
Live streaming will begin approximately 15 minutes before lift-off.  General mission information and launch status updates are available at You can also follow us on Twitter (Eutelsat #E9B) and “like” us on Facebook for mission updates.           

Media Inquiries:
Karen Monaghan, Director of Communications and Customer Relations, International Launch Services, Reston, Va.; +1-571-633-7549; mobile: +1-571-282-5195;






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