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Arianespace Orbited SES-15, the First All-Electric Satellite for SES

May 18, 2017 - Arianespace has orbited the SES-15 telecommunications satellite for SES by Soyuz rocket. Liftoff took place on Thursday, May 18 from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. SES-15, the first all-electric satellite in the SES fleet, was built by Boeing using the all-electric 702SP platform. The payload includes wide beams in Ku-band, high-throughput capacity in Ku-band, and gateway connectivity in Ka and L-bands. SES-15 will provide aeronautical and maritime communications services, along with services for VSAT networks and governments. Positioned at 129 degrees West, the satellite will cover all of North America, Mexico, and Central America - from Alaska to southern Panama, and from Hawaii to the Caribbean.

 
 
 
 
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