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 TBC
    Bands C-band, Ku-band
    Design Life 15 years
    Satellite manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space
  • The SES-11 satellite will support SES' continued development of its center of the US orbital arc media distribution neighbourhood and provide coverage of the North America, including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. The spacecraft's Ku-band capacity will replace AMC-15 at 105° West, 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 H1 - 2017
    Orbital location 129°W
    Launch vehicle Ariane 5
    Bands
    Design Life 15 years
    Satellite manufacturer Boeing Satellite Systems
  • SES-15 will be located in a new orbital location to serve North America. 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.

SES-14

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  • Expected launch date H2 - 2017
    Orbital location 47.5°W
    Launch vehicle Falcon 9
    Bands
    Design Life 15 years
    Satellite manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space
  • SES-14 will replace SES's satellite NSS-806 and support new capacity over the Americas and the North Atlantic Region. SES-14's Ku-band wide beams will bring augmented capacity to serve growing Direct-to-Home and Direct-to-Cable video neighborhoods in the Americas and support existing VSAT services in both bands. The multi-spot Ku- and Ka-band beams will bring additional, high throughput capacity and are ideal for traffic-intensive data applications such as mobile backhaul, maritime and aeronautical services.

SES-12

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  • Satellite Mission
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  • Expected launch date H2 - 2017
    Orbital location 95°E
    Launch vehicle Ariane 5
    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.

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