SES' 50th satellite successfully launched!

Our 50th satellite, SES-4, taking off from Baikonur! Photo credit: Courtesy ILS International Launch Services, Inc.

Roaring into space on board an ILS Proton Breeze M booster at 1:36 am Baikonur time on February 15 was SES' 50th satellite -- SES-4. After a 9-hour, 12-minute mission, the Breeze M upper stage of the Proton rocket successfully released the satellite directly into geostationary transfer orbit.

This latest addition to the fleet is the largest, most powerful SES satellite to date and will replace the NSS-7 satellite at 338°East to provide incremental and replacement capacity.

Click here to see the launch video of SES-4!