Operated by EUTELSAT S.A. of Multinational, Eutelsat 5 West B is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.
Delivered via Proton (launch vehicle) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, it was launched into space on 9 October 2019 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. Eutelsat 5 West B was constructed by Northrup Grumman Innovation Systems (USA).
With a launch mass of 2,864kg, Eutelsat 5 West B is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2019-067A and NORAD ID 44624.
With an orbital eccentricity of 4.74E-05, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,783km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,787km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of -5 degrees.