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Mission type Communications
Operator New Skies Satellites (2002-2006)
SES New Skies (2006-2009)
SES World Skies (2009-2011)
SES S.A. (2011-present)
COSPAR ID 2002-019A
SATCAT no. 27414
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus A2100AXS
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Launch mass 4,692 kilograms (10,344 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 16 April 2002, 23:02 (2002-04-16UTC23:02Z) UTC
Rocket Ariane 44L V150
Launch site Kourou ELA-2
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 20° west
Perigee 35,782 kilometres (22,234 mi)
Apogee 35,803 kilometres (22,247 mi)
Inclination 0.01 degrees
Period 23.93 hours
Epoch 27 October 2013, 11:55:45 UTC[1]

NSS-7 is a communications satellite owned by SES World Skies. It launched on 16 April 2002 on an AR-44L model of the Ariane 4 launch vehicle.

It is a hybrid Ku- and C-band telecommunications satellite providing fixed satellite services, including video distribution, Internet access, corporate business networking and fixed services such as telephony and data. Based on an enhanced version of Lockheed Martin's A2100AX satellite bus, this 72 transponder satellite initially operated at 22° West longitude over the Atlantic Ocean, providing coverage to the whole of Africa. In May 2012 it shifted over to the 20° West location to take over the duties of NSS-5.


  1. ^ "NSS 7 Satellite details 2002-019A NORAD 27414". N2YO. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 

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