SES-6 Launch Scheduled For June 3rd
Friday, May 31, 2013
LIVE HD TRANSMISSION VIA ASTRA 19.2 DEGREES EAST
Luxemburg, May 31st, 20013 – SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today confirmed that the launch of the SES-6 satellite on board an ILS Proton Breeze M rocket is slated for lift-off at 15:18 Baikonur time on June 3, 2013 (11:18 a.m. CET, 5:18 a.m. EDT).
SES-6 will be the 53rd satellite in SES' global fleet. The satellite is equipped with 43 C-band and 48 Ku-band transponders (36 MHz equivalent). It will enable the delivery of next generation broadcast services, including HD video distribution and mobile services, from its 40.5° West location in geostationary orbit, covering North America, Latin America, Europe and the Atlantic Ocean.
A live broadcast of the launch in high definition quality will be available via ASTRA at the orbital position of 19.2 degrees East, channel 1.028, downlink frequency 11626.50 MHz, vertical polarization, Symbol rate 27.50 MSym/s, FEC 3/4, service ID 4400, service name SES-6 Launch.
A webcast will also be available via www.ilslaunch.com. The video transmission of the launch of SES-6 will begin approximately 30 minutes before liftoff.