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Soyuz ST-B Flight VS17 - SES-15 - April , 2017
« on: 03/15/2017 08:30 AM »
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@SES_Satellites @Boeing-built, all-electric SES-15 sat arrives at Euro spaceport for late-April Soyuz launch to GTO, a 1st for @Arianespace.

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/841941748469358592
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Re: Soyuz - SES-15 - April 2017
« Reply #1 on: 03/15/2017 09:22 AM »
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SES-15 Arrives at Kourou for Launch Onboard Soyuz

Written on 15 Mar 2017

First SES hybrid satellite with high throughput capability to serve leading inflight connectivity and entertainment providers; also carries WAAS payload to augment the GPS

LUXEMBOURG, 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.

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Stéphane Israël‏ @arianespaceceo 4m4 minutes ago

Going electric! @SES_Satellites’ electric-propelled #SES15 arrives in French Guiana for launch on our next #Soyuz Flight, #VS17 in April

https://twitter.com/arianespaceceo/status/842028494683017216

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Stéphane Israël‏ @arianespaceceo 3m3 minutes ago

I’m pleased to welcome @Boeing back to the Spaceport with delivery of the company-built #SES15 for @arianespace’s #Soyuz Flight #VS17

https://twitter.com/arianespaceceo/status/842028656608305155

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In the Arianespace Launch Schedule, it says that SES-15 is launching atop the Soyuz-STA Fregat-M variant.

Any sources confirming that?
"Falcon 9 has landed. Landing operators, move into Procedure 11.100 on Recovery Net."

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In the Arianespace Launch Schedule, it says that SES-15 is launching atop the Soyuz-STA Fregat-M variant.

Any sources confirming that?
Arianespace mission 17was originally ordered as am ST-B but changed to an ST-A per http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=17286.550
« Last Edit: 03/21/2017 12:44 PM by russianhalo117 »

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According to RKTs-Progress, it is Soyuz-ST-A...

http://www.samspace.ru/news/press_relizy/9734/
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Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the third stage of the Soyuz-ST launch vehicle to Europe’s Spaceport in Cayenne

https://twitter.com/volgadneprgroup/status/845185271469555713

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If you were wondering, this arrived last week and is already at #CSG #VS17

https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/845196453429456896

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SES ‏Verified account @SES_Satellites 2m2 minutes ago

#SES15 @Arianespace @BoeingDefense

https://twitter.com/SES_Satellites/status/845231604050116608


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Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the third stage of the Soyuz-ST launch vehicle to Europe’s Spaceport in Cayenne

https://twitter.com/volgadneprgroup/status/845185271469555713

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If you were wondering, this arrived last week and is already at #CSG #VS17

https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/845196453429456896
actually its the stages return after work being done on it after the Soyuz-U failure.

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Re: Soyuz ST-B Flight VS17 - SES-15 - April 4, 2017 (14:47 UTC)
« Reply #10 on: 03/27/2017 06:21 PM »
this launch will shift at least 1 week, probably 2 given the current situation in kourou

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