EUTELSAT 25B/Es'hail 1

EUTELSAT 25B/Es'hail 1, built for Eutelsat and Qatar Satellite Company (QSC), provides Direct-Broadcast Services (DBS) to expanding markets in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia regions. The satellite replaces 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 initiated a Ka-band capability, opening business opportunities for both companies. The satellite was launched in August 2013.