Eutelsat 7C & AT&T T-16

Launch Time
Thu Jun 20, 2019 21:43 UTC

Flight VA248.


Ariane 5 ECA
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Price: $200.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 15,120 kN
Payload to LEO: 21,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 10,500 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 53.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 17.0 m

Mission Details

Eutelsat 7C

EUTELSAT 7C is a high-power broadcast satellite for markets in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Turkey. It will be located at Eutelsat’s 7° East position, one of Eutelsat’s fastest-growing video neighborhoods, which already broadcasts over 500 TV channels, and serves anchor clients including Turkish pay-TV platform Digiturk, and Azam TV and Muvi TV platforms in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ordered from Space Systems Loral, and launching in 2019, EUTELSAT 7C will be equipped with 44 operational Ku-band transponders.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 3,400.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

AT&T T-16

AT&T T-16 will provide telecommunications for the DirecTV television service. The satellite was built by Airbus Defence and Space.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,330.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



38th orbital launch attempt


271st mission
5th mission of 2019
262nd successful mission
15th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

104th mission
2nd mission of 2019
99th successful mission
7th consecutive successful mission