|This article relies on references to primary sources. (May 2010)|
|Major contractors||NPO-PM / Alcatel Alenia Space|
|Launch date||April 18, 2000|
|Carrier rocket||Proton-K/DM-2M s/n 397-01|
|Mission duration||10 years|
|Mass||2,600 kilograms (5,700 lb)|
|Capacity||18 Ku band|
|Twta output||84 W|
|EIRP||Europa 47 dBW
steerable 49 dBW
Eutelsat 16C (formerly SESAT 1) is a satellite operated by Eutelsat, originally the first of a series of SESAT (Siberia - Europe SATellite) satellites. It provides a wide range of telecommunications services over a very large geographical coverage area that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to Eastern Russia, including a large part of Siberia. The satellites also provide broadcasting services to Africa by means of steerable spotbeams.
On 29 January 2010, the satellite moved to 16° E to take over some services from the malfunctioning W2 satellite.
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