Satellite footprints

Eutelsat 7C at 7° East

Position:7° East
Manufacturer:Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Launch operator:Arianespace
Launch vehicle:Ariane 5ECA
Launch date:06/20/2019
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.

Eutelsat 7C at 7° East

EUTELSAT 7C in the compact antenna test range at Space Systems Loral (SSL)
EUTELSAT 7C satellite built by Space Systems Loral
Eutelsat 7C arrives at Kourou Spaceport
EUTELSAT 7C launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou

Eutelsat 7C at 7° East

E7C Ku-band Africa Downlink
E7C Ku-band East Downlink
E7C Ku-band Steerable Downlink
E7C Predicted Ku-band West Downlink