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Satellite Name: Eutelsat 117 West B (E117WB, Satmex 9)
Status: active
Position: 117° W (117° W)
NORAD: 41589
Cospar number: 2016-038B
Operator: Eutelsat Communications S.A.
Launch date: 14-Jun-2016
Launch site: Cape Canaveral SFS
Launch vehicle: Falcon 9 v1.2
Launch mass (kg): 1800
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: Boeing (Hughes)
Model (bus): BSS-702SP
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15+ yrs.
Call sign: S2926
Beacon(s): 4198.2, 4199.8 LHCP
48 Ku-band transponders to offer expanded capacity across more than 45 nations and territories in the Americas. It will also carry a hosted payload enabling the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to enhance aviation safety—the FAA payload is the first in a series of Wide-Area Augmentation System (WAAS) commercial space missions.
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