|Names||Eutelsat 12 West D|
|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
|Launch mass||4,300 kg (9,500 lb)|
|Dry mass||2,000 kg (4,400 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||15 March 2004, 23:06:00 UTC|
|Rocket||Proton-M / Briz-M|
|Launch site||Baikonur Cosmodrome, Site 81/24|
|Contractor||Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center|
|Entered service||15 May 2004|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Coverage area||Europe, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East|
Built by EADS Astrium on a Eurostar-3000S satellite bus, it is equipped with 42 Ku-band transponders broadcasting in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa and 2 Ka-band transponders.
It is used by the European Broadcasting Union's Eurovision network. It broadcasts the Turkish DigiTurk offerings and numerous Internet connection services such as OpenSky, HughesNet Europe or Skylogic.
In December 2011, Eutelsat announced, that their satellite assets will be renamed under a unified brand name effective from March 2012. This satellite became Eutelsat 7A.