The SES-6 satellite is located at the prime orbital position of 40.5° W, providing significant capacity expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean. The satellite’s expanded Ku-band payload provides enhanced coverage over the Americas, both for a compelling DTH offer as well as for cable distribution. This satellite is also ideal for aeronautical connectivity over the Atlantic.


  • C-band
  • Ku-band

Key data

Orbital location 40.5°W
Coverage North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Atlantic Ocean Region
Launch date 03 June 2013
Launch Vehicle Proton Breeze M
Design Life 15 years
Satellite Manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space
Polarisation C-band: Circular
Ku-band: Linear
Total Transponders C-band: 43
Ku-band: 48


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