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Renamed Eutelsat Ka-Sat 9A in 2012


Designation 37258 / 10069A
Launch date 26 Dec 2010
Country of origin Europe
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 9°E
Launch vehicle Proton #374

Ka-band only. Total throughput of over 70 Gigabits per second. Frequencies are reused 20 times.
Entered service on 1st Jun 2011.

Eutelsat has included this satellite in a joint venture (EBI) deal in 2016 with Viasat to expand the European market and create a direct to consumer ISP business. EBI is 51% Eutelsat, 49% Viasat.

In Late-2020 Eutelsat sold its 51% to Viasat for EUR140 million

On 24 Feb 2022 with the start of the Russian-Ukraine war a cyberattack disrupted communications by targetting commercial modems. The company had to ship replacements as the fix could only by done by the manufacturer.

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Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading


Prime contractor EADS Astrium
Platform E3000
Mass at launch 6150 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array 40 m span
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 15 kW
Design lifetime 15 years


Main transponders  
Backup transponders  
Coverage 82 spot beams connected to 10 ground stations
Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa
EIRP max  
Frequencies Uplink:

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