|Operator||New Skies Satellites (2002-2006)|
SES New Skies (2006-2009)
SES World Skies (2009-2011)
SES S.A. (2011-present)
|Mission duration||15 years|
|Launch mass||4,692 kilograms (10,344 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||16 April 2002, 23:02UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 44L V150|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-2|
|Perigee altitude||35,782 kilometres (22,234 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||35,803 kilometres (22,247 mi)|
|Epoch||27 October 2013, 11:55:45 UTC|
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.