SES orders 6 new satellites

SES has confirmed new orders for a total of six craft. Two are from Thales Alenia Space for the FCC C-band scheme, which means SES has now ordered six satellites overall for its C-band geostationary services.

Adding to the flurry of orders, SES confirmed it wanted four additional satellites from Boeing for its expanded mPower Mid-Earth orbiting satellites. Boeing is already building seven mPower craft, ordered back in 2017. Launch dates have slipped a little and it is now intended to see three launched later in 2021, six satellites launched in 2022 and the final pair orbited in 2024 making 11 in total.

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