Satellite Eutelsat 7A (Eutelsat W3A) of European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (EUTELSAT)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Eutelsat 7A (Eutelsat W3A)
Country of Operator/Owner Multinational
Operator/Owner European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (EUTELSAT)
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 7.06
Perigee (km) 35769
Apogee (km) 35802
Eccentricity 0.000391408001328415
Inclination (degrees) 0.06
Period (minutes) 1436.07
Launch Mass (kg.) 4300
Dry Mass (kg.) 2000
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 15-03-2004
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Astrium
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Proton M
COSPAR Number 2004-008A
NORAD Number 28187
Comments 58 Ku-band transponders; covers whole of sub-Saharan Africa and provides connectivity to Europe and Middle East.


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