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THOR 7

THOR 7 is a multi-mission spacecraft built for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc). The satellite includes Telenor’s first high performance Ka-band payload, designed to serve the maritime market. The HTS Ka-band payload on THOR 7, designed specifically for the mobility VSAT market, provides cost-effective solutions and offers high-powered coverage over the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the Red Sea, the Baltic Sea, and the Mediterranean. The satellite also has a Ku-band payload for broadcast and television services in Central and Eastern Europe. It was designed with up to 25 simultaneously active Ka-band spot beams and a steerable beam for flexibility in meeting changing market requirements. Its Ku-band payload includes 11 transponders, which enable expanded services in the region as well as back-up to ensure uninterrupted service. THOR 7 is positioned at 1 degree West longitude, after a successful launch in April 2015.