The lift-off of EUTELSAT 3B satellite is scheduled to take place on April 15, 2014 at 14:05 Pacific Daylight Time (21:05 UTC, 01:05 CET on April 16, 2014) at the opening of the 59 minute launch window. Airbus Defence and Space has built the EUTELSAT 3B tri-band satellite, which will increase and diversify its resources for markets in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and South America. The EUTELSAT 3B satellite will be based on the Astrium Eurostar 3000 platform. The spacecraft will be located at Eutelsat's 3 degrees East orbital slot.
Sea Launch will insert the EUTELSAT 3B spacecraft into an optimized GTO orbit.