With extensive coverage of Latin America, NSS-7 is ideal for both video and broadband services. It is also the leading satellite for transatlantic video traffic and the primary satellite for video distribution across Africa.


  • C-band
  • Ku-band

Key data

Orbital location 20°W
Coverage North America, Latin America, South Africa, North Africa, Europe, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Launch date 16 April 2002
Launch Vehicle Ariane 44L
Design Life 15 years
Satellite Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Polarisation C-band: Circular
Ku-band: Linear
Total Transponders C-band: 49
(36 MHz equivalent)
Ku-band: 48
(36 MHz equivalent)


    Fleet and coverage