Eutelsat statement on Eutelsat 5 West B
Eutelsat Communications is currently investigating an incident on one of the two solar arrays on its EUTELSAT 5 West B satellite.
Eutelsat is working to assess the potential impact on the performance of the satellite and will communicate on it as quickly as possible.
For information purposes:
Revenues generated in FY 2018-19 by EUTELSAT 5 WEST A, which EUTELSAT 5 WEST B is due to replace, amounted to circa €30 million;
EUTELSAT 5 West B is fully insured against the eventuality of loss by a launch-plus-one-year insurance.