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SES Orders High Throughput Satellite from Thales with First Secured Anchor Customer

Monday, September 12, 2016   (0 Comments)
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SES Orders High Throughput Satellite from Thales with First Secured Anchor Customer for Inflight Connectivity

LUXEMBOURG/ PARIS, 12 September 2016 - SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announces the procurement of SES-17, a powerful high throughput satellite to be built by Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo-Finmeccanica (33%). SES has simultaneously entered into a long-term commercial agreement with Thales to offer FlytLIVE, a new inflight connectivity service over the Americas and the Atlantic Ocean region. SES will operate the satellite infrastructure for FlytLIVE, as well as the complementary ground network.

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