February 09, 2020 - SatCesc

Eutelsat 7A satellite ceases its mission at 7 degrees East

It was launched into space in March 2004

The Eutelsat 7A satellite has ceased to be available at the 7 degrees East orbital position, where it has been operating for the past 16 years.

The cessation of its operation at 7 degrees East coincides with the entry into service of the new Eutelsat 7C, which in recent days has taken over the telecommunications services that the former had been providing.

Eutelsat 7A was initially born as Eutelsat W3A was launched into space on March 16, 2004, equipped with 58 transponders.

Despite having officially finished its useful life, it was estimated at 15 years, now 7A of Eutelsat is heading towards another position where it will be used by the satellite company until the fuel that is left in its deposits runs out.

At the moment it is in the movement phase in 11º East and continues moving towards the East.

Spanish version: El satélite Eutelsat 7A cesa su misión a 7º Este