Ten things you should know about SES-4

With SES-4 satellite arriving at Baikonur launch base on November 21, our launch team is getting ready for the big day!

Get equally excited by reading 10 things you should know about our largest and most powerful SES satellite!



  • is the 50th satellite in our SES fleet
  • is the largest SES satellite with a separated mass of 6,180 kg
  • will replace NSS-7 at 338°E
  • is specially designed to expand and enhance SES’ ability to provide fixed satellite services to our customers in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
  • is equipped with 52 C-band and 72 Ku-band transponders
  • has a life expectancy of 15+ years
  • will launch on board an ILS Proton Breeze M vehicle, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
  • is scheduled for launch in late December 2011
  • is manufactured by Space Systems Loral (SSL)
  • is ideal for video distribution, government, VSAT and maritime services