SES-17 to launch on 22 October
Built by Thales Alenia Space, the SES satellite will deliver high-speed connectivity services to mobility, enterprise and government segments across the Americas
Cannes, France/ Luxembourg, 14 September 2021 – SES-17 has completed its performance tests at the Thales Alenia Space facility in Cannes, France and is being prepared for shipment to Arianespace’s Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana on 22 September 2021. The spacecraft is scheduled to be launched by Arianespace, using an Ariane 5 vehicle on 22 October 2021, SES announced today.
SES-17 is a very high-throughput satellite in geosynchronous orbit, built to serve North America, South America, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean with Ka-band coverage. It will address demands for high-speed and flexible data connectivity across aviation, maritime, enterprise and government segments, advancing the region’s digitalisation objectives and helping to bridge the digital divide. For commercial aviation, SES is proud to partner with its anchor customer, Thales Avionics.