Upcoming launches

We plan to launch the following satellites in the coming years. The new satellites will provide replacement capacity for ageing satellites and increase our available capacity. Keep visiting this page to stay up-to-date with launch dates and live webcasts of the launches.

Launch timeline

SES-9

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SES-10

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SES-11

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  • Expected launch date H2 - 2016
    Orbital location 105°W
    Launch vehicle Falcon 9
    Bands C-band, Ku-band
    Design Life 15 years
    Satellite manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space
  • The satellite will support the continued development of the U.S. orbital arc media distribution neighbourhood and provide coverage over North America, including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. The spacecraft’s Ku-band capacity will replace AMC-15 at 105° W, an orbital position where EchoStar has been our anchor customer since 2006. The spacecraft’s C-band capacity will provide replacement capacity for AMC-18 at the same position.

SES-16/GovSat

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  • Expected launch date H1 - 2017
    Orbital location 21.5°E
    Launch vehicle Falcon 9
    Bands
    Design Life 15 years
    Satellite manufacturer Orbital Sciences Corporation
  • SES-16/GovSat is a multi-mission satellite using dedicated military frequencies (X-band and military Ka-band) to provide high-powered and fully steerable spot beams for multiple government specific missions. The satellite will be operated by LuxGovSat, a new company jointly incorporated by SES and the Luxembourg Government.

SES-15

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  • Expected launch date Q2 - 2017
    Orbital location 129°W
    Launch vehicle Ariane 5
    Bands Ku-band
    Design Life 15 years
    Satellite manufacturer Boeing Satellite Systems
  • SES-15 will be located in a new orbital location to serve North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. SES-15 will enable SES to serve its leading aeronautical customers and serve other traffic-intensive data applications such as government, VSAT networks and maritime, with a combination of wide beams and HTS (High Throughput Satellite) multi-spot beams.

SES-14

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SES-12

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