Eutelsat 16C (2012—)
|Mission duration||10 years|
Alcatel Alenia Space
|Launch mass||2,600 kilograms (5,700 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||April 17, 2000, 21:06:00UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 200/39|
|End of mission|
|Deactivated||February 13, 2018|
16° East (current)
|Band||18 Ku band|
|TWTA power||84 watts|
|EIRP||Europa 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.