Falcon 9 • Eutelsat-36D

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the Eutelsat-36D satellite onboard for its customer, Eutelsat Communications. Built by Airbus, the satellite is designed to replace the Eutelsat 36B satellite at its orbital position of 36° East. It will work in tandem with Eutelsat 36C to help deliver “over 1,100 TV channels to millions of homes” in the regions of Africa and Eurasia, according to Eutelsat. The satellite is based on Airbus’ Eurostar Neo platform and features 70 Ku-band transponders.