Eutelsat 16C


Eutelsat 16C
NamesSESAT-1 (2000-12)
Eutelsat 16C (2012—)
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2000-019A
SATCAT no.26243
Mission duration10 years
Spacecraft properties
Alcatel Alenia Space
Launch mass2,600 kilograms (5,700 lb)
Power5,600 watts
Start of mission
Launch dateApril 17, 2000, 21:06:00 (2000-04-17UTC21:06Z) UTC
RocketProton-K/DM4 397-01
Launch siteBaikonur 200/39
End of mission
DeactivatedFebruary 13, 2018 (2018-02-14)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude39° East
36° East
16° East (current)
Band18 Ku band
Bandwidth18x72 megahertz
TWTA power84 watts
EIRPEuropa 47 decibel-watts
steerable 49 decibel-watts

Eutelsat 16C (formerly SESAT 1) is a satellite operated by Eutelsat, originally the first of a series of SESAT (Siberia - Europe SATellite) satellites. It provides a wide range of telecommunications services over a very large geographical coverage area that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to Eastern Russia, including a large part of Siberia. The satellites also provide broadcasting services to Africa by means of steerable spotbeams.

On 29 January 2010, the satellite moved to 16° E to take over some services from the malfunctioning W2 satellite.

The satellite was deorbited on 13 February 2018, after 17 years and 10 months of service, setting a record for in-orbit life.[1]


  1. ^ "EUTELSAT 16C satellite, ex- SESAT, sets record for in-orbit life". AVIONEWS. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  • Eutelsat 16C

External links

  • International Media Switzerland Official provider's site