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Eutelsat 7C arrives in Kourou ahead of 20 June launch

Friday 31 May 2019 | 16:24 CET | News
Eutelsat's newest broadcast satellite, Eutelsat 7C, arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana where it will be launched as a co-passenger on an Ariane 5 rocket on 20 June. Built by Maxar Technologies, the satellite will serve markets across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkey through 49 36-Mhz equivalent Ku-band transponders. It will be co-located with Eutelsat 7B at 7° East, increasing capacity for this dynamic neighbourhood by 19 transponders. Eutelsat 7A will be relocated as part of Eutelsat's fleet optimisation strategy.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Eutelsat
Countries: French Guiana / World
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