Eutelsat 7C at 7° East
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Launch vehicle:||Ariane 5ECA|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Eutelsat 7C is a high-power broadcast satellite for markets in Africa, Europe, Middle-East and Turkey. It is co-positioned with Eutelsat 7B at 7° East. This improved two-satellite constellation with enhanced coverage flexibility and connectivity will take the 7° East neighbourhood to a new level.
By significantly increasing capacity over Sub-Saharan Africa, Eutelsat 7C can accomodate several hundred additional digital channels, to support the region’s fast expanding tv-market. It is also equipped with a beam providing enhanced capacity for government services over Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as a steerable beam that can cover any region visible from 7° East.
The satellite was constructed by Maxar Technologies (formerly Space Systems/Loral), and is equipped with 49 36MHz-equivalent Ku-band transponders.
Eutelsat 7C satellite was launched on June 20th, 2019 from the Space Port launch Center in French Guiana on an Ariane 5 launch verhicle operated by Arianespace launch operator.