SES: SATELLITES ARE ON THE RISE
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2015 – SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) sees significant progress in the spacecraft and launch technology as a strong catalyst for the role that satellite plays in global digitisation and the roll-out of next generation video and data networks.
In the new White Paper "Creating Space - The Satellite Revolution" published by SES, the leading satellite operator summarises satellite as "a proven technology that has built a stunning track record over more than a generation and is now making another quantum leap into a new era of connectivity".
The White Paper describes three key elements of the "new mantra for satellites": lightness in weight, efficiency in beams and speed to market, and details how electric propulsion, digital on-board processors and modular production of satellites will benefit the industry.
This new thinking -- the design and manufacture of satellites, coupled with the recent revamp of the satellite launch industry -- has already resulted in the first benefits for the satellite industry. With Orbital Transfer Vehicles set to be commercially feasible in the near future, "the upside potential to play a key role in the world´s ongoing digitisation is dramatic", concludes SES.
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SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide. SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the satellite industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements. SES holds a participation in O3b Networks, a next generation satellite network combining the reach of satellite with the speed of fibre.
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