EUTELSAT 7C will be Eutelsat’s 33rd satellite to be launched by Arianespace since the first mission at its service, which deployed EUTELSAT-1 F1 in 1983.
Eutelsat Communications is established in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe. Eutelsat provides capacity on nearly 40 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.
EUTELSAT 7C is a high-power broadcast satellite for markets in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkey. It is equipped with 49 36-Mhz equivalent Ku-band transponders and will be located at Eutelsat’s 7° East position, one of the operator’s fastest-growing video neighbourhoods, which already broadcasts over 500 TV channels, and serves anchor clients across the region.
By significantly increasing capacity over Sub-Saharan Africa, EUTELSAT 7C will make room for several hundred additional digital channels to support the region’s rapidly-expanding TV market.
More than half of Eutelsat’s satellites have been orbited by Arianespace.
Arianespace has seven other Eutelsat satellites in its order book for future launches.
EUTELSAT 7C was built by Maxar Technologies in Palo Alto, California. Maxar is a leading provider of innovative spacecraft systems with deep experience in building and integrating some of the world’s most powerful and comprehensive spacecraft.
EUTELSAT 7C will be the 66th satellite based on a Maxar’s platform to be launched by Arianespace. It will also be the 56th based on Maxar’s 1300 class platform to be launched by Arianespace.