Eutelsat 7C satellite — manufactured by Maxar – launched

Eutelsat has launched the EUTELSAT 7C satellite — manufactured by Maxar Technologies — into space from Kourou, French Guiana by an Ariane 5 rocket.
EUTELSAT 7C satelliteEUTELSAT 7C broadcast satellite, which will enter into commercial service at the end of this year, is targeting markets across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkey, through 49 36-Mhz equivalent Ku-band transponders. The satellite will be co-located with EUTELSAT 7B at 7° East, increasing capacity for this neighbourhood by 19 transponders.

Currently co-located with EUTELSAT 7B, EUTELSAT 7A will be transferred to another orbital location as part of Eutelsat’s fleet optimisation strategy.

Rodolphe Belmer, chief executive officer of Eutelsat, said: “EUTELSAT 7C will allow us to further develop our 7° East video neighbourhood, with two co-located high-power satellites providing the best possible support to customers.”