The capacity will support EUMETSAT, the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate, and the environment from space.
Satellite service provider Overon has expanded its capacity contract at Eutelsats 10 degrees East orbital position.
The multi-year, multi transponder contract for Ku wide-beam resources includes incremental capacity from 2023 onwards compared with the current contract. Overon will leverage the Eutelsat 10A satellite, with a provision to transfer to Eutelsat 10B once it enters service. This capacity will support EUMETSAT, the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate, and the environment from space.
The capacity is located at 10° East, one of Eutelsats long-standing orbital locations and a key position for data networks with coverage of the European, Middle Eastern and African zones.
Commenting on the agreement, Philippe Oliva, Chief Commercial Officer of Eutelsat said: We are delighted to reinforce our relationship with our partner, Overon and support EUMETSAT in its critical weather and climate monitoring missions. This contract expansion reflects the unmatched coverage of the 10° East orbital position, and we look forward to enabling them to leverage our next-generation Eutelsat 10B.
Alberto Via, CEO of Overon added: In our increasingly weather-dependent society, satellite data is indispensable for the National Meteorological Services to forecast the weather at all ranges and produce data that influences social and economic wellbeing. We are proud to support EUMETSAT in this critical work, and to be able to rely on Eutelsat to procure the optimum in-orbit resources they require.