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NSS 7 (New Skies Satellite 7) is a European geosynchronous communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 44LP rocket from Kourou at 23:01 UT on 16 April 2002. The 4.7 tonne satellite will provide video and internet services to North America and Europe through its 36 C-band and 36 Ku-band transponders after parking over 21.5 deg-W longitude. It replaces NSS-K (to be abandoned) and NSS 803 (to be moved over to the Pacific).

Alternate Names

  • 27414
  • New Skies Satellite 7
  • NSS7

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-04-16
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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