Satellite footprints

Eutelsat 7A (Eutelsat W3A) at 7° East

Position:7° East
Manufacturer:Airbus Defense & Space
Launch operator:ILS
Launch vehicle:Proton M/Breeze
Launch date:03/16/2004
Expected lifetime:15 Years

Eutelsat W3A is the most powerful satellite ordered by satellite operator Eutelsat. It provides a full range of telecommunications applications including digital DVB broadcasting, multimedia, broadband access and pay-per-use bandwidth for corporate networks over a large zone covering Europe and Africa, for a minimum of 12 years.

The payload allows enhanced operational flexibility as compared to previous generations of communications satellites well as multiple regional coverages for or regional or intra-regional connectivity. With 40 transponders and a frequency plan supporting up to 58 channels, W3A is almost doubling the capacity available at 7° East and is co-located with Eutelsat 7B.

EADS Astrium (airbus Defense & Space) was the prime contractor for the design and construction of Eutelsat W3A, and will supply both the platform (based on the Eurostar-3000S version of Astrium’s Eurostar series) and the payload.

Eutelsat W3A was launched on March 16th, 2004 on a Proton M rocket operated by launch operator ILS from the Baikonour Comosdrome launch site.

In 2012 Eutelsat renamed their satellites under a unified brand name. The Eutelsat W2A satellite became Eutelsat 7A.

Eutelsat 7A (Eutelsat W3A) at 7° East

Eutelsat W3A spacecraft at the Baikonur cosmodrome
Eutelsat West 3 A on Launch Pad
ILS launching Eutelsat W3A
Eutelsat W3A in orbit

Eutelsat 7A (Eutelsat W3A) at 7° East

Eutelsat 7A Footprint

Eutelsat 7A (Eutelsat W3A) at 7° East

E7A Ka-band Europe C-band Downlink Coverage
E7A Ka-band Europe C-band Uplink Coverage
E7A Ku-band Africa Downlink Coverage
E7A Ku-band Africa Uplink Coverage
E7A Ku-band Europe A Downlink Coverage
E7A Ku-band Europe A Uplink Coverage
E7A Ku-band Europe B Downlink Coverage
E7A Ku-band Europe C-band Uplink Coverage