@SES_Satellites @Boeing-built, all-electric SES-15 sat arrives at Euro spaceport for late-April Soyuz launch to GTO, a 1st for @Arianespace.
SES-15 Arrives at Kourou for Launch Onboard SoyuzWritten on 15 Mar 2017First SES hybrid satellite with high throughput capability to serve leading inflight connectivity and entertainment providers; also carries WAAS payload to augment the GPSLUXEMBOURG, 15 March 2017 -- SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that the SES-15 satellite has arrived at the European space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, in preparation for its launch by a Soyuz vehicle in April 2017.Designed and manufactured by Boeing, SES-15 will carry a hybrid payload, with additional Ku-band wide beams and Ku- as well as Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capability. The satellite will be equipped with an electric propulsion system for orbit-raising and in-orbit maneuvers. The satellite will also carry the Wide Area Augmentation Systems (WAAS), a US government-funded hosted payload to augment the Global Positioning Systems (GPS).SES-15 is the first SES hybrid satellite to be launched and is equipped with 16 Ku-band transponders (36MHz equivalent) as well as a 10 GHz high throughput payload. The all-electric satellite will operate at the new orbital position of 129 degrees West and will serve North America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.SES-15 is the first of three hybrid wide beam and HTS satellites, delivering optimized and flexible global coverage for major global IFC/IFE providers who have made significant, long-term pre-commitments. The satellite will also enable other traffic intensive data applications such as government, VSAT networks and maritime.
Stéphane Israël @arianespaceceo 4m4 minutes agoGoing electric! @SES_Satellites’ electric-propelled #SES15 arrives in French Guiana for launch on our next #Soyuz Flight, #VS17 in April
Stéphane Israël @arianespaceceo 3m3 minutes agoI’m pleased to welcome @Boeing back to the Spaceport with delivery of the company-built #SES15 for @arianespace’s #Soyuz Flight #VS17
#SES15 @Arianespace @BoeingDefense
In the Arianespace Launch Schedule, it says that SES-15 is launching atop the Soyuz-STA Fregat-M variant.Any sources confirming that?
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the third stage of the Soyuz-ST launch vehicle to Europe’s Spaceport in Cayenne
If you were wondering, this arrived last week and is already at #CSG #VS17
SES Verified account @SES_Satellites 2m2 minutes ago#SES15 @Arianespace @BoeingDefense
QuoteVolga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the third stage of the Soyuz-ST launch vehicle to Europe’s Spaceport in Cayennehttps://twitter.com/volgadneprgroup/status/845185271469555713QuoteIf you were wondering, this arrived last week and is already at #CSG #VS17https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/845196453429456896