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Engineered for success: What went into the design of SES’s first HTS satellite

Each satellite put into space generates a certain amount of excitement in the industry, and this is even greater for the upcoming SES-12, SES’s first High Throughput Satellite (HTS).

Rendering of SES-12. Credit: Airbus Defence and Space
Vice President of System Architecture Jean-Pierre Choffray, a 14-year SES veteran, gives the lowdown on what went into the design and planning phases of SES-12. SES-12 will be a replacement for NS... Read more

Satellite – A Critical Infrastructure for Defence and Security

Speech by President and CEO of SES, Karim Michel Sabbagh at the Berlin Security Conference held on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. The omnipresent goal of our times is to connect everyone on this planet. Notwithstanding, when we look at the number of geopolitical challenges we are facing, ... Read more

Why we need more Ku-band to meet global demand for connectivity

Samuel Blondeau, Senior Manager, Spectrum Management & Development at SES, shares why the satellite industry has put a request to be allocated additional spectrum in the Ku-band at the WRC-15.

At the ITU’s World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC) in Geneva this month, quite a bit of attention will be focused on Ku-band. Under agenda item 1.6, the WRC-15 will table a discussion to answe... Read more

How have C-band satellite services improved our world?

By Patrick van Niftrik, Vice President of Spectrum Management and Development EMEA at SES

In the last 40 years, our lives have changed drastically thanks to connectivity via satellite. We have gained a new world of possibilities: watch a football match live despite it being played  in a... Read more

Seamlessly connected in the air, from cockpit to cabin

How satellite connectivity is transforming the airline industry and the travel experience

When the dream of connectivity in the skies became a reality in recent years, little did airlines know this could drastically change the way they operate. After all, who would have thought that co... Read more

Ultra HD is in fashion

September 1 2015 marked the birth of “FASHION 4K”, the world’s first fashion and lifestyle channel launching in more than 3 continents simultaneously in crystal clear 4K quality. Mick Gleissner, wh... Read more

Ultra HD: time to push the play button

There has been additional Ultra HD buzz lately: becoming the first German language Ultra HD commercial channel this month, Sky Deutschland readying for Ultra HD broadcasts, Fashion One lau... Read more