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SES-8 Satellite Launch On Board Spacex/Falcon 9 Set For November 25

Monday, November 25, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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Cape Canaveral, Florida, November 25th, 2013 – SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announces that the launch of the SES-8 satellite is slated for November 25th, 2013. The launch window for the maiden launch of an SES satellite on board Falcon 9 stretches from 17:37 - 18:42 EDT (23:37 - 00:42 CET). SES-8 has been manufactured by Orbital Sciences Corporation. The satellite features up to 33 Ku-band transponders (36 MHz equivalent).

SES-8 will be co-located with NSS-6 at the orbital location of 95 degrees East to provide growth capacity over Asia-Pacific. The spacecraft's high performance beams will support the rapidly growing markets in South Asia and Indo-China, as well as provide expansion capacity for DTH, VSAT and government applications.

In North America, the live broadcast of the launch will be available on the SES-1 satellite at 101 degrees West, 21K, downlink frequency 12120 MHz, vertical polarization, Symbol rate 30.00 MSym/s, FEC 3/4, service ID 1.

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