Ku Band switchable iMUX. Courtesy of Thales Alenia Space

Eutelsat 8Wb was successfully launched aboard an Arianespace on August 20th. Design and manufactured for Eutelsat by Thales Alenia Space the payload will be deployed to provide HDTV services to a region spanning Morocco to the Arabian Gulf. The 5.8 tonne satellite is equipped with 40 operational Ku-band transponders and 10 C-Band transponders and is expected to become fully operational after in orbit validation checks in October 2015.

TRAK supplied a large number of coaxial isolators and circulators for the Ku-band iMUX, TT&C and other system RF equipment.