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Eutelsat 7C & AT&T T-16

Ariane 5 ECA

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Eutelsat 7C & AT&T T-16

Type: Communications

Eutelsat 7C is based on an all-electric propulsion version of the SSL-1300 satellite platform. Equipped with 44 operational Ku-band transponders, the new satellite will be copositioned with Eutelsat 7B, releasing Eutelsat 7A to another orbital location. This improved two-satellite constellation will enable Eutelsat to optimise resources across both satellites, with enhanced coverage flexibility and connectivity set to take the 7° East neighbourhood to a new level. By almost doubling capacity over Sub-Saharan Africa, from 22 to 42 transponders, it will also make room for several hundred additional digital channels to support the region’s fast expanding TV market. Eutelsat 7C will also be equipped with a beam providing enhanced capacity for government services over Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, and a beam that can be steered to cover any region visible from 7° East. AT&T T-16 is based on Astrium’s Eurostar-3000 platform. The satellite has a payload comprising of high power transponders in Ku-band and transponders in Ka-band. It will operate from 100.85° West.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 3

Kourou, French Guiana

151 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 ECA

Length: 57.7 meters
Diameter: 5.4 meters
First Launch: December 11, 2002

Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.

The Ariane 5 ECA rocket has been launched a total of 73 times with 71 successful and 2 failed launches.

Agency

Arianespace

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ASA
Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
Founded: 1980
Launchers: Ariane 5 | Vega

Country: FRA

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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