EUTELSAT 7C launches successfully | Satellite | News | Rapid TV News
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Leading satellite operator Eutelsat has confirmed that it is all systems go after the launch of its EUTELSAT 7C craft from an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana at 23h43 CET on 20 June 2019.

eutelsat7C 21June2019Manufactured by Maxar Technologies and serving markets across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkey, EUTELSAT 7C is equipped with 49 36-Mhz equivalent Ku-band transponders, will be co-positioned with EUTELSAT 7B at 7° East, increasing capacity at this neighbourhood by 19 transponders for the dynamic market Africa. EUTELSAT 7A will be transferred to another orbital location as part of Eutelsat’s ongoing fleet optimisation.  It is due to enter into commercial service at the end of this year.

“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 in this vibrant market,” said Eutelsat chief executive officer Rodolphe Belmer. “We are delighted to have benefitted from Maxar’s state-of-the-art technology and to celebrate yet another successful launch with Arianespace.”