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Eutelsat statement on EUTELSAT 5 West B


24 October 2019

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.