SES-2 successfully launched!

The latest addition to our global fleet, SES-2, was successfully launched on 21 September.

The 48th satellite at 87° West will replace AMC-3 spacecraft, completing our encompassing satellite fleet renewal over North America. SES-2 continues to distribute advanced digital media from one of the world’s largest TV neighbourhoods, as well as supports a variety of enterprise, VSAT and government customers.

The spacecraft also carries the Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload (CHIRP) sensor specially developed for the US government to test a new type of infrared sensor from geosynchronous altitude. The CHIRP sensor features a fixed telescope that can view one quarter of the Earth from geosynchronous orbit.

Click here for the SES-2 launch press release.