EUTELSAT 7C is a high-power broadcast satellite for markets in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Turkey. It will be co-positioned with EUTELSAT 7B at 7° East, releasing EUTELSAT 7A to another orbital location. This improved two-satellite constellation with enhanced coverage flexibility and connectivity will take the 7° East neighbourhood to a new level.
By significantly increasing capacity over Sub-Saharan Africa, EUTELSAT 7C will have room for several hundred additional digital channels to support the region’s fast expanding TV market. It will also be equipped with a beam providing enhanced capacity for government services over Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as a steerable beam that can cover any region visible from 7° East.
Manufactured by Maxar Technologies, and launched on 20 June 2019, EUTELSAT 7C will be equipped with 44 operational Ku-band transponders. The satellite is due to enter into commercial service early 2020.