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SES-12 Satellite Now Operational

By | February 26, 2019
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Artist rendition of the SES-12. Photo: SES

SES’ newest satellite, SES-12, is now ready to serve its video, fixed data, mobility, and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

The satellite is designed with both wide beams and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) beams, and will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East. SES-12 is the latest satellite that SES has launched to that orbital position where it will operate under the authority of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The all-electric satellite will replace and augment the services currently being provided on SES’s NSS-6 satellite.


“We are excited that SES-12 is now ready to serve our customers in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, and would like to thank the Airbus and SpaceX teams for their hard work on making this possible. SES-12, with its high performance capacity, will be able to offer much more reliability and flexibility to our customers and enable them to deliver premium services,” said SES Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Ruy Pinto.