Eutelsat Group announced the successful launch and deployment of its EUTELSAT 36D satellite. SpaceX?s Falcon 9 rocket launched the satellite into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GEO) on March 30, 2024 at 5:52 p.m. ET from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA. Based on the Airbus Eurostar Neo platform, EUTELSAT 36D will replace EUTELSAT 36B, at the 36° East orbital position, where it will operate alongside EUTELSAT 36C.

Embarking 70 physical Ku-band transponders, the satellite will assure service continuity with optimised performance for customers in Video over its footprint. The satellite also includes additional flexibility and coverage options, enabling to balance the loading between its different missions.