THOR 7 at 1° West
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Operator:||Telenor Satellite Services|
|Launch vehicle:||Ariane 5ECA|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
THOR 7 (1° W) satellite, built by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), was launched on 26 April 2015 by launch operator Arianespace. The satellite was lifted in a dual launch with the SICRAL-2 spacecraft for Telespazia, on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Defense.
The satellite is equipped with both a Ku-band and an High throughput (HTS) Ka-band payload. The Ku-band payload transponders offer high powered Central and Eastern European coverage. The Ka-band payload provides coverage over the North Sea, Red Sea, Baltic Sea, North Atlantic , Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea.
In April 2018 Telenor signed a multi-transponder agreement with satellite operator Intelsat to support growth of leading Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform in Central and Eastern Europe on THOR 7.
Youtube: Check the built proces by SS/L