List of SES satellites

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This is a list of satellites operated by SES S.A.

AMC Fleet

The AMC fleet was originally operated by GE Americom, acquired by SES Global in 2001. Americom was also operating the older Satcom fleet, whose last operating spacecraft were fully retired in the early 2000s.

Satellite Location Manufacturer Model Coverage Launch date Launch vehicle Comments

Active fleet

AMC-1 103°W Lockheed Martin A2100A 24 C-band, 12–14 watt
(USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Canada)
24 Ku-band, 60watt
(USA, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico)
September 8, 1996 Atlas IIA [citation needed]
AMC-2 101°W Lockheed Martin A2100A 24 C-band, 12–18 watt
(USA, Mexico, Canada)
24 Ku-band, 60watt
(CONUS, Northern Mexico, Canada)
January 30, 1997 Ariane 44L co-located with AMC-4[citation needed]
AMC-3 87°W Lockheed Martin A2100A 24 C-band, 12–18 watt
(USA, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean)
24 Ku-band, 60watt
(USA, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean)
September 4, 1997 Atlas IIAS [citation needed]
AMC-4 101°W Lockheed Martin A2100AX 24 C-band, 20 watt
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America)
24+4 Ku-band, 110 watt
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America)
November 13, 1999 Ariane 44LP [citation needed]
AMC-6 72°W Lockheed Martin A2100AX 24 C-band, 20 watt
(CONUS, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America)
24+4 Ku-band, 110 watt
(CONUS, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America)
October 22, 2000 Proton-K/DM-2 [citation needed]
AMC-8 139°W Lockheed Martin A2100A 24 C-band, 20 watt
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean)
December 19, 2000 Ariane 5G [citation needed]
AMC-9 83°W Alcatel Space Spacebus 3000B3 24 C-band, 20 watt
(CONUS, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America)
24 Ku-band, 110watt
(CONUS, Mexico)
June 7, 2003 Proton-K/Briz-M[1]
AMC-10 135°W Lockheed Martin A2100A 24 C-band, 20 watt
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean)
February 5, 2004 Atlas IIAS[2]
AMC-11 131°W Lockheed Martin A2100A 24 C-band, 20 watt
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean)
May 19, 2004 Atlas IIAS[3]
AMC-15 105°W Lockheed Martin A2100AX 24 Ku-band,
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean)
12 Ka-band,
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean)
October 15, 2004 Proton-M/Briz-M[4]
AMC-16 85°W Lockheed Martin A2100AX 24 Ku-band,
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean)
12 Ka-band,
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean)
December 17, 2004 Atlas V (521)[5]
AMC-18 105°W Lockheed Martin A2100A 24 C-band, 20 watt
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean)
December 8, 2006 Ariane 5-ECA[6] Replaced AMC-2 previously at 105°W
AMC-21 125°W Thales Alenia Space /
Orbital Sciences
STAR-2 24 Ku-band, 110 watt
(USA, Southern Canada, Mexico, Caribbean)
August 14, 2008 Ariane 5-ECA[7]

Backup fleet

AMC-7 135°W Lockheed Martin A2100A 24 C-band, 20 watt
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean)
September 14, 2000 Ariane 5G Backup to AMC-10[8]

Retired satellites

AMC-5 79°W Alcatel Space Spacebus 2000 16 Ku-band, 55 watt
(CONUS, South Canada, Northern Mexico)
October 28, 1998 Ariane 44L Retired in May 2014[9]

Launch failures

AMC-14 61.5°W (planned) Lockheed Martin A2100 32 Ku-band, 150 watt March 14, 2008 Proton-M/Briz-M Wrong orbit[10]

Astra Fleet

NSS Fleet

This fleet came from the acquisition of New Skies Satellites in 2005, which itself had inherited 5 satellites from Intelsat in 1998.

Satellite Location Manufacturer Model Coverage Launch date Launch vehicle Comments

Active fleet

NSS-5 50.5° E Lockheed Martin AS-7000 38 C-band, 12 Ku-band
Pacific Ocean region, shared capacity with Intelsat.
September 23, 1997 Ariane 42L Formerly known as NSS-803, launched as Intelsat 803. Moved from 183° E to 57° E to cover NSS-703's service area until NSS-12 launched Q3, 2009. Moved to 22° W and then 20° W as part of a swapout plan with NSS-7 and SES-4 that was to be completed by June 2012. Finally moved to 50.5° E in September 2012.
NSS-6 95° E Lockheed Martin A2100AX 50 Ku-band transponders to cover Asia, Australia, Africa, Middle East and 12 Ka-band super high gain uplink beams
DTH services to Asia, especially India.
December 17, 2002 Ariane 44L
NSS-7 20° W Lockheed Martin A2100AX 36 C-Band and 36 Ku-band transponders
Video broadcast covering South America and Africa
16 April 2002 Ariane 44L Originally at 22° W
NSS-806 47° W Lockheed Martin AS-7000 28 C-band and 3 Ku-band transponders to cover Latin America, Iberian peninsula, Canary Islands, Western Europe and much of Eastern Europe. 27 February 1998 Atlas II AS Launched as Intelsat 806 at 40.5° W. Replaced by SES-6 in June 2013 and moved to 47° W
Europeam beams retired, remaining C-band Hemi beam and Ku-band Spot beam cover South America only[11]
NSS-9 177° W Orbital Sciences STAR 2.[12] 44 C-band transponders
Pacific Ocean: transcontinental video, voice and Internet; local service to Pacific islands
12 February 2009 Ariane 5 flight V-187[13]
NSS-10 37.5° W Thales Alenia Space Spacebus 4000C3 49 C-band transponders
Americas, Europe and Africa; telecom and VSAT operators.
3 February 2005 Proton-M/Briz-M[14] Formerly known as AMC-12/Astra 4A[15]
NSS-11 108.2° E Lockheed Martin A2100AX 28 Ku-band transponders
DTH voice, video and data in India, China and Philippines.
1 October 2000 Proton-K/DM-2M Formerly known as AAP-1, GE 1A or WorldSat-1[15]
NSS-12 57° E Space Systems/Loral FS-1300 40 C-band and 48 Ku-band active high-power transponders
Mobile backhaul services over the Middle East and Europe, Central and South Asia and East Africa.
29 October 2009 Ariane 5 ECA[16]

Retired satellites

NSS-513 177°W Ford Aerospace 18 May 1988 Ariane 2 Launched as Intelsat 513. Decommissioned
NSS-703 57° E, then 47° W Space Systems/Loral LS-1300 6 October 1994 Atlas II AS Traffic moved to NSS-12 in January 2010,[17] satellite retired in October 2014[18]
NSS-K 21.5° W, then 183° E Lockheed Martin AS-5000 9 June 1992 Atlas IIA Decommissioned

Launch failures

NSS-8 Planned: 57° E Boeing BSS-702 30 January 2007 Zenit 3SL Rocket exploded on pad[19]

SES Fleet

Satellite Location Manufacturer Model Coverage Launch
date
Launch
vehicle
Comments

Active fleet

SES-1 101°W Orbital Sciences Corporation STAR-2 24 C-band,
(USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Canada, Central America)
24 Ku-band,
(USA, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico)
24 April 2010 Proton-M/Briz-M[20] Replaced AMC-2,AMC-4 previously at 101°W[citation needed]
SES-2 87°W Orbital Sciences Corporation STAR-2 24 C-band,
(USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Canada, Central America)
24 Ku-band,
(USA, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico)
21 September 2011 Ariane 5 ECA
SES-3 103°W Orbital Sciences Corporation STAR-2 24 C-band,
(USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Canada, Central America)
24 Ku-band,
(USA, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico)
15 July 2011 Proton-M/Briz-M [citation needed] Entering commercial service in March 2012.
SES-4 22°W Space Systems/Loral LS-1300 52 C-band, 72 Ku-band 14 February 2012 Proton-M/Briz-M Entering commercial service in April 2012. Formerly known as NSS-14.
SES-5 5°E Space Systems/Loral LS-1300 24 C-band, 36 Ku-band,
Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Two Ku-band beams targeting Nordic/Baltic regions, and sub-Saharan Africa.
10 July 2012 Proton-M/Briz-M Entering commercial service summer 2012. Formerly called Astra 4B.
SES-6 40.5°W Astrium Eurostar E3000 43 C-band, 48 Ku-band.
(North America, Latin America, Europe, Atlantic Ocean)
3 June 2013 Proton-M/Briz-M Replaced NSS-806
SES-7 108.2°E Boeing Satellite Systems Boeing 601HP 19 Ku-band.
(South Asia, Asia Pacific)
16 May 2009 Proton-M/Briz-M Formerly known as Indostar 2 / ProtoStar 2.
SES-8 95°E Orbital Sciences Corporation STAR-2 Up to 33 Ku-band.
(South Asia, Asia Pacific)
3 December 2013, 22:41 UTC Falcon 9 v1.1 First Falcon 9 launch to a geostationary orbit.[21][22]
SES-9 108.2°E Boeing Satellite Systems Boeing 702HP 81 Ku-band.
(South Asia, Asia Pacific)
from position 108.2E[23]
4 March 2016 Falcon 9 full thrust[24][25] Second launch of Falcon 9 full thrust. Co-located with the SES-7 satellite.

Future launches

SES-10 67°W Airbus Defence and Space Eurostar E3000 60 Ku-band
(Latin America)[26]
September 2016[27] (potentially from LC-39A)[28] Falcon 9 full thrust Will replace AMC-3 and AMC-4[26]
SES-11 / EchoStar 105 105°W Airbus Defence and Space Eurostar E3000 24 Ku-band, 24 C-band
(North America, Latin America and the Caribbean)[29]
October 2016[27] (potentially from LC-39A)[28] Falcon 9 full thrust Will replace AMC-15 and AMC-18[29]
SES-12 95°E Airbus Defence and Space Eurostar E3000 54 Ku-band
(South Asia, Asia-Pacific)[30]
Q4, 2017[31] Ariane 5 ECA Will replace NSS-6; co-located with SES-8[30]
SES-14 47.5°W Airbus Defence and Space Eurostar E3000 20 Ku-band HTS, 28 C-band
(Americas and North Atlantic)[32]
Q4, 2017[31] Falcon 9 full thrust Will replace NSS-806 and add capacity[32]
SES-15 129°W Boeing Satellite Systems Boeing 702SP 16 Ku-band
(North America, Latin America, Caribbean)[33]
Q2, 2017[31] Ariane 5 ECA Will combine wide beams and HTS multi-spot beams[33]
SES-16 / GovSat-1 21.5°E Orbital ATK GEOStar-3 Military X-band and Ka-band[34] Q2, 2017[31] Falcon 9 full thrust Communications services for the government of Luxembourg[34]

SES has announced target launch dates for SES-12 (Q4, 2017), SES-14 (Q4, 2017), SES-15 (Q2, 2017), and SES-16 (Q2, 2017).[31]

Third-party satellites

SES also manages a few third-party satellites under joint operating agreements.

Satellite Location Manufacturer Model Coverage Launch date Launch vehicle Comments

Active fleet

Ciel-2 129°W Thales Alenia Space Spacebus 4000C4 32 Ku-band transponders
HDTV for North America
December 10, 2008 Proton-M/Briz-M
QuetzSat 1 77°W Space Systems/Loral LS-1300 32 Ku-band transponders
HDTV for Mexico, USA and Central America.
September 29, 2011 Proton-M/Briz-M
Yahsat 1A 52.5°E EADS Astrium Eurostar E3000 14 active C-band transponders, 25 Ku-band, 21 secure Ka-band
Broadcast TV for Europe, Middle East, North Africa
April 22, 2011 Ariane 5 ECA

See also

References

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