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Eutelsat 7C & AT&T T-16

Launch Time
Thu Jun 20, 2019 21:43 UTC
Flight VA-248


Ariane 5 ECA
Status: Active
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, 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
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
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


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



38th orbital launch attempt


271st mission
262nd successful mission
15th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

104th mission
99th successful mission
7th consecutive successful mission