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

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  • Satellite Mission
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MonacoSat

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  • Expected launch date 2014 - Q4
    Orbital location 52°E
    Launch vehicle Falcon 9
    Bands Ku-band
    Design Life 15 years
    Satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space
  • Based on SES’s partnership with SSI-Monaco, this new satellite will provide capacity for media, trunking and enterprise services in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. SES will have the rights to commercialize the entire MonacoSAT* payload of 12 Ku-band transponders.

SES-9

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  • Satellite Mission
  • Footprint

SES-10

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  • Satellite Mission
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SES-11

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  • Satellite Mission
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  • Expected launch date 2016 - Q4
    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-12

  • About
  • Satellite Mission
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  • 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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