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Satellite Name: Eutelsat 7B (E7B, Eutelsat 3D, E3D, W3D, Eutelsat W3D)
Status: active
Position: 7° E (7° E)
Norad: 39163
Cospar number: 2012-022A
Operator: Eutelsat Communications S.A.
Launch date: 14-May-2013
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch vehicle: Proton M
Launch mass (kg): 5470
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space
Model (bus): Spacebus-4000C3
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s):  
Details:
56 Ku and Ka-band transponders. W3D satellite will deliver three key coverage zones: high-power Ku-band coverage of Europe with a beam centred over Central Europe and Turkey particularly optimised for Direct-to-Home (DTH) reception; extensive coverage across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East as far as Central Asia, via a Ku-band beam for professional video links and data networks; and Ku-band coverage of Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean islands for regional telecommunications and Internet services. Interconnection with Europe will also be possible with the African coverage through a combination of Ka-band frequencies in Europe and Ku-band frequencies in Africa.
Beams:Charts: list
Eutelsat 7B at 7° E downlink Ku-band Africa beam coverage map
 
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