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

ASTRA 2G

  • About
  • Satellite Mission
  • Footprint

SES-9

  • About
  • Satellite Mission
  • Footprint

SES-10

  • About
  • Satellite Mission
  • Footprint
  • Expected launch date 2016
    Orbital location 67°W
    Launch vehicle Falcon 9
    Bands Ku-band
    Design Life 15 years
    Satellite manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space
  • The SES-10 satellite scheduled for launch in 2016 will replace AMC-3 and AMC-4 to provide enhanced coverage and significant capacity expansion over Latin America. The satellite will provide excellent coverage of the Gulf of Mexico, serve the Spanish speaking South America in one single beam, and offer complete coverage of Brazil with the ability to support oil and gas exploration off the shores of Brazil. SES-10 is ideal for a range of applications such as DTH platforms, VSAT services and government digital inclusion programmes, as well as e-learning, GSM backhaul and maritime, pay-TV and mobile broadband. SES-10 will offer individual transponder switching and connectivity to switch capacity between the three coverages.

SES-12

  • About
  • Satellite Mission
  • Footprint
  • Expected launch date 2017
    Orbital location 95°E
    Launch vehicle TBC
    Bands Ku-band, Ka-band
    Design Life 15 years
    Satellite manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space
  • The SES-12 satellite will expand SES’s capabilities to provide direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting, VSAT, Mobility and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) data connectivity services in the Asia-Pacific region, including rapidly growing markets such as India and Indonesia. The satellite will replace NSS-6 positioned at 95 degrees East, and will be co-located with SES-8.

Fleet and coverage

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