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SES orders three satellites
Posted: Tue, Feb 17, 2015, 8:30 AM ET (1330 GMT)
SES-16/GovSat illustration (SES) European satellite operator SES announced Monday that it is ordering three communications satellites from three different companies. SES is ordering the SES-14 satellite from Airbus Defence and Space, to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2017. The satellite will operate from 47.5/48 degrees west, providing Ka- and Ku-band communications services. SES-15 will be built by Boeing and is scheduled for launch in the second quarter of 2017. The 702SP-series satellite will also provide Ka- and Ku-band communications. Orbital ATK will built SES-16/GovSat, which will be operated by LuxGovSat, a joint venture of SES and the government of Luxembourg. The satellite will carry an X- and Ka-band payload and operate from 21.5 degrees east, with launch scheduled for 21.5 degrees east.
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