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Eutelsat 7C Satellite Enters Commercial Service 

By | January 28, 2020
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Eutelsat Communications’ has announced that its EUTELSAT 7C satellite has entered full commercial service and is ready to support broadcast customers across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Turkey.

On Monday night, Eutelsat migrated a number of services from EUTELSAT 7A to EUTELSAT 7C, including Turkish Pay-TV platform Digiturk, Turkish national broadcaster TRT, and Globecast UK for coverage across Europe and the Middle East. The company said that EUTELSAT 7A will be transferred to another orbital location as part of Eutelsat’s fleet optimization strategy.

EUTELSAT 7C, which was manufactured by Maxar Technologies, is a high-power all-electric satellite carrying 49 36-Mhz equivalent Ku-band transponders. The satellite is co-located with EUTELSAT 7B at 7 degrees East, increasing capacity at this dynamic neighborhood by 19 transponders. Arianespace launched the satellite from Kourou, French Guiana, in June 2019.