EUTELSAT 25B/Es'hail 1

EUTELSAT 25B/Es'hail 1, built for Eutelsat and Qatar Satellite Company (QSC), will provide Direct-Broadcast Services (DBS) to expanding markets in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia regions. The satellite will replace EUTELSAT 25C at 25.5 degrees East. In addition to securing Ku-band continuity for Eutelsat and additional Ku-band resources for QSC, the satellite will initiate a Ka-band capability, opening business opportunities for both companies. The satellite was launched in August 2013.