Eutelsat 7B (EW3D, Eutelsat 3D) at 7° East
|Manufacturer:||Thales Alenia Space|
|Launch vehicle:||Proton M/Breeze|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Eutelsat 7B is co-located with the Eutelsat 7A satellite at this new orbital hotspot for customers in South-East Europe, Turkey, the Middle- East, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean. The satellite was constructed by Thales Alenia Space.
These additional resources at 7° East have increased in-orbit security, while the very high power available on Eutelsat 7B makes it particularly suitable for Direct-to-Home (DTH) applications.
Eutelsat 7B features five coverage zones: one high-power beam over Europe; two beams serving Europe, North Africa and the Middle-East; and two beams covering Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Eutelsat 7B satellite was launched on May 14th, 2013 from the Baikonour Cosmodrome launch site in Kazachstan on a Proton M rocket operated by ILS launch operator.