W7, the biggest and most powerful satellite ever built for Eutelsat, has arrived at the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and is in the final stages of preparation for a Nov. 23 launch on an International Launch Services Proton M rocket. It will be the fifth mission of the year for ILS, following the launch of Telesat’s Nimiq 5 on Sept. 18. Built by Thales Alenia Space and equipped with 70 Ku-band transponders, W7 will more than double capacity at Eutelsat’s hot spot at 36 deg. E. Long., ...
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