Launch schedule for @SES_Satellites #O3bmPower medium-Earth-orbit Ka-band broadband sats slips again. All on @SpaceX: 1st 2 sats in Dec, second pair in Jan, third pair in Feb. Commercial service w/ 6 sats starts in Q3. Ground segment operational now w/ 1st-gen O3b.
First launch with 2 satellites still expected in December of this year. Second launch delayed to January 2023, third launch delayed to February 2023. All 3 launches were originally expected to launch in Q4 2022.QuoteLaunch schedule for @SES_Satellites #O3bmPower medium-Earth-orbit Ka-band broadband sats slips again. All on @SpaceX: 1st 2 sats in Dec, second pair in Jan, third pair in Feb. Commercial service w/ 6 sats starts in Q3. Ground segment operational now w/ 1st-gen O3b.https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1588100256608157702
Any news of the satellites being delivered to the Cape? 🛰 🛰 If no, then a December 15 launch is very much NET.
It's on! #10moresleeps #O3bMPOWER @SES_Satellites
A Falcon 9 will launch a pair of internet satellites for SES on December 13, in the afternoon EDT.
Boeing Delivers First Two O3b mPOWER Satellites to SES- 702X-based satellites offer new technology that Boeing is delivering on commercial and government programs.- Each satellite is equipped with more than 5,000 steerable, flexible beams capable of allocating power wherever it is needed – a first-of-its-kind capability.EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2022— Over the weekend, Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first two O3b mPOWER satellites to SES, a leader in global content connectivity solutions. The all-digital satellites are being prepared in Florida for launch to Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), 8,000 km from Earth, where they will provide low-latency, high-throughput connectivity to users around the world.The satellites combine Boeing’s flight-proven 702 platform, Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab’s custom-designed solar arrays built to withstand harsh MEO radiation, and, most critically, the 702X software-defined payload providing more than 5,000 steerable beams per satellite.“SES's O3b mPOWER system is a true gamechanger and will transform the way people think about connectivity,” said Ruy Pinto, Chief Technology Officer at SES. “Delivering performance above all, O3b mPOWER will offer connectivity services to government organizations and enterprises based in the most remote regions. In times of natural disasters, when networks are disrupted, O3b mPOWER’s low-latency services can quickly restore critical communications networks.”Instead of relying on fewer, larger, fixed beams or a proliferated Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation covering vast regions – systems that struggle to fulfill high-density demand – the software-driven O3b mPOWER system is equipped with shapeable beams that can be repositioned based on real-time data from SES customers’ terminals, delivering a superior end-user experience.With Boeing contracted to deliver 11 O3b mPOWER satellites to SES, Boeing continues production, integration and testing of the remaining nine spacecraft.“SES approached us with a vision to create global equity, by providing people with high-speed connectivity where it wasn’t economically or physically feasible to build fiber infrastructure,” said Jim Chilton, senior vice president of Space and Launch at Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “We partnered to create a super computer constellation in space to meet that goal, and we can’t wait to see what SES does as the 702X platform’s first user.”The O3b mPOWER satellites are also flexible in their launch configuration, with the ability to launch two or three satellites at a time. To learn more about O3b mPOWER, visit ses.com/O3b-mPOWER.As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing's diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company's core values of safety, quality and integrity. Join our team and find your purpose at boeing.com/careers.# # #
Signed. Sealed. DELIVERED!Over the weekend, we delivered the first two #O3bmPOWER spacecraft to @SES_Satellites. SES' CTO, Ruy Pinto, says it will "transform the way people think about connectivity."Read more, here: https://bit.ly/3FqQAs9
A Falcon 9 will launch a pair of internet satellites for SES on December TBD, around 4 p.m. EDT.
Our first two #O3bmPOWER satellites have reached #CapeCanaveral 🙌They mark a new era of scale, performance and flexibility for #satellite communications across the globe 🛰Stay tuned to find out more about their journey to space! 🚀#ShareAnywhere
Edit Dec 6:Either HAKUTO-R launches first from SLC-40, and the mPower launch is delayed;ORmPower launches as scheduled, near or on the 13th, and the HAKUTO-R launch takes a place behind it in line at SLC-40;ORa launch moves from SLC-40 to LC-39A.