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SES Taps Mission Microwave for Ka-Band BUCs for User Terminals 

By Rachel Jewett | May 5, 2023
      Mission Microwave's 40 watt UT BUC.

      Mission Microwave’s 40 watt UT BUC.

      SES has selected Mission Microwave to provide Ka-band block upconverters (BUC) for high throughput customer user terminals for the company’s O3b mPOWER system. Mission Microwave said in a recent release the order comes after  years of work between the companies to bring advanced solid state technologies into the O3b mPOWER system.

      SES commented that Mission Microwave was able to expand the gateway and user terminal offerings to give O3b mPOWER customers more choice with their networks. The first two batches of O3b mPOWER have been launched

      The agreement is for 40-watt Ka-band BUCs and terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

      “Customers, especially those from governments and institutions, expect a high level of performance and reliability from both companies and the unique solution developed by Mission Microwave for this challenging application will contribute to the success of the O3b mPOWER network,” commented Steve Richeson, Mission Microwave vice president of Sales and Marketing.