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O3b mPOWER newsroom: Driving a new era in cloud-scale connectivity

Written on 30 Mar 2020


SES's O3b mPOWER communications system comprises an initial constellation of seven high-throughput and low-latency satellites and extensive ground infrastructure. The global terabit-level scalable constellation, when launched in 2021, will operate in the medium earth orbit (MEO) that is 8,000km away from earth.

The fully-funded O3b mPOWER system generates thousands of dynamic beams to enable delivery of data connectivity services to telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy, as well as governments and institutions across the world. It will enable dedicated services up to 10Gbps more dynamically than any other existing system.

O3b mPOWER is built on the success of SES’s current O3b constellation of 20 MEO satellites. The O3b system has been delivering high performance communications services since 2014 to customers operating in nearly 50 countries today.

Read on to learn more about the unfolding of the O3b mPOWER ecosystem.

O3b mPOWER Ecosystem Timeline

Q3 2017

The O3b mPOWER Journey Begins

O3b journeyOur technology partner Boeing is building seven low-latency medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites—creating the foundation to the most powerful communications system yet.

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Q1 2018

Developing Customer Edge Terminals Edge terminals

Working with partners Alcan, Isotropic, and Viasat to develop high-performance customer edge terminal solutions.

 

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Q3 2019

Developing Innovative Software Solution arc

The Adaptive Resource Control (ARC) system will enhance and expand O3b mPOWER's system capabilities.

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Q3 2019

Preparing to Launch with SpaceX SpaceX launch

In 2021, our long-term innovation partner SpaceX will deliver our O3b mPOWER satellites into space on board Falcon 9 rockets.

 

 

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Q1 2020

Connectivity on the High Seas

CruiseOur first O3b mPOWER customer Carnival to further raise the bar on guest connectivity in the cruise industry with unlimited bandwidth.

 

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Q1 2020

Ramping up Telco Networks in Cloud-scale Eratower

Partnering with Orange to deliver high-quality connectivity and build smarter open networks across Africa.

 

 

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Q1 2020

Exciting Customer Edge Terminal DevelopmentIsotropic edge terminal

Tech partner Isotropic Systems enter new development phase to test digital software-defined terminals for O3b mPOWER system.

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Written on 30 Mar 2020

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