THOR 7 is a multi-mission spacecraft being built for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc). The satellite will include Telenor’s first Ka-band payload, which will be used to meet the growing demand for maritime broadband services, including spot beams over the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Red Sea, Baltic Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Mediterranean. It will also be equipped with 11 Ku-band transponders to expand broadcast services in Central and Eastern Europe. THOR 7 will join the existing THOR fleet at 1 degree West. The satellite is scheduled for launch in late 2013.