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O3B mPOWER
« on: 09/12/2017 10:50 am »
Boeing to Design and Build Seven Medium Earth Orbit Satellites for SES

The satellites will carry Boeing’s most-advanced digital payload applicable to all orbits

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world.

The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing’s most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment.

“With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and more cost-effectively while still providing the high performance our customers have come to expect from Boeing digital satellites,” said Paul Rusnock, chairman and CEO, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc. “This latest digital payload design has an unprecedented level of technology integration, built-in test capability and is modular and scalable for all orbits.”

“The SES O3b mPOWER system opens a new era of connectivity, fundamentally transforming the role and capabilities of satellites,” said Karim Michel Sabbagh, president and CEO at SES. “O3b mPOWER is a unique system with exponentially more power, performance and flexibility, which sets the technology at the highest level, offering a visionaryroadmap for next generation technology.”

The satellites are designed to be launched up to four at a time in a stacked configuration, depending on the selected launch vehicle.

Starting in the 1990s, Boeing has built 12 satellites for SES. The latest, SES-15, was launched earlier this year.

For more information on Defense, Space & Security, visit www.boeing.com.
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http://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130014#Closed
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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #1 on: 09/12/2017 03:27 pm »
More details here: http://spacenews.com/ses-building-a-10-terabit-o3b-mpower-constellation/

So it is 10Tbps throughput. That is 3x Viasat-3 and almost up to OneWeb capacity (which seems to be 13Tbps). Also cost should be less than half the cost of OneWeb.

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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #2 on: 02/09/2018 04:00 pm »
I've been wondering about this.
How much is this?

I have a 250 Mbit/s connection with my provider, so this would mean that the constellation can provide for 40000 customers like me, however i dont constantly use 250 Mbit/s not by a long shot.

I did find some info from cisco on global usage:
In which they assume global internet usage to be 80 something thousand petabytes/month and to rise to 195000 PB by 2021: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/service-provider/visual-networking-index-vni/complete-white-paper-c11-481360.html#_Toc484813985

A 10 terabit network would translate in 26,300 PB/month or about 13% of global usage?!
Is this true? This seems awfully much for 1 satellite company.

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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #3 on: 02/10/2018 07:20 pm »
I've been wondering about this.
How much is this?

I have a 250 Mbit/s connection with my provider, so this would mean that the constellation can provide for 40000 customers like me, however i dont constantly use 250 Mbit/s not by a long shot.

I did find some info from cisco on global usage:
In which they assume global internet usage to be 80 something thousand petabytes/month and to rise to 195000 PB by 2021: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/service-provider/visual-networking-index-vni/complete-white-paper-c11-481360.html#_Toc484813985

A 10 terabit network would translate in 26,300 PB/month or about 13% of global usage?!
Is this true? This seems awfully much for 1 satellite company.

I get 280,000 PB per month for both business and consumer by 2021 which is an average of 864 terabits/s (from your website). If their network was able to run at 100% capacity 24/7, it would account for maybe 1% of internet traffic. It won't run at 100% though. It seems you forgot to translate bits into bytes. 8 bits = 1 byte.
« Last Edit: 02/10/2018 07:21 pm by ncb1397 »

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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #4 on: 02/10/2018 11:28 pm »
More details here: http://spacenews.com/ses-building-a-10-terabit-o3b-mpower-constellation/

So it is 10Tbps throughput. That is 3x Viasat-3 and almost up to OneWeb capacity (which seems to be 13Tbps). Also cost should be less than half the cost of OneWeb.

It will also likely have a significantly higher utilization than OneWeb.

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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #5 on: 02/12/2018 06:32 am »
I've been wondering about this.
How much is this?

I have a 250 Mbit/s connection with my provider, so this would mean that the constellation can provide for 40000 customers like me, however i dont constantly use 250 Mbit/s not by a long shot.

I did find some info from cisco on global usage:
In which they assume global internet usage to be 80 something thousand petabytes/month and to rise to 195000 PB by 2021: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/service-provider/visual-networking-index-vni/complete-white-paper-c11-481360.html#_Toc484813985

A 10 terabit network would translate in 26,300 PB/month or about 13% of global usage?!
Is this true? This seems awfully much for 1 satellite company.
Well, another baseline you could compare it to is surface network capacity.

A recently laid transatlantic cable (with 8 optical fibers in each direction) has an announced capacity of 160 terabits/second:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/25/16359966/microsoft-facebook-transatlantic-cable-160-terabits-a-second

so making pessimistic assumptions about what that capacity number actually means, that cable would be carrying at least 10 tbits/s per fiber - perhaps running 100 wavelengths at 100 gbit/s each?

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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #6 on: 01/08/2020 02:42 pm »
https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1214813721991819264
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.@SES_Satellites @SES_Government insists no decision yet, but co.'s pitch to military suggests it'll add inclined orbit to O3b/mPower network for Arctic coverage. It already has @FCC OK for this.http://bit.ly/2urlhvn

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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #7 on: 07/22/2020 01:57 am »
FCC application for mPOWER gateway
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In this application, O3b seeks a new earth station license permitting it to operate three CGC 5.5meter antennas in Haleiwa, Hawaii (the “Hawaii mPOWER Gateway”).

Public Interest Showing 
O3b will use the Hawaii mPOWER Gateway to land data traffic from O3b’s next generation NGSO constellation, mPOWER, and to perform Telemetry, Tracking and Command (“TT&C”) functions for mPOWER. Granting the requested Hawaii mPOWER Gateway license will serve the public interest by facilitating the deployment of the mPOWER system, which will provide high-speed, low-latency MEO connectivity throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #8 on: 08/07/2020 06:23 am »
https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1291617820812484608
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.@SES_Satellites @SES_Networks buys 4 more #O3b mPower sats from @BoeingSpace, for EUR 480M ($565M); brings total to 11. Launches to MEO Q3 2021-H2 2024. SES, Boeing to collaborate on sales to USG. Capex to be spread out: 52% 2020-24, rest after. SES: + 4 sats = +90% throughput.

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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #9 on: 08/07/2020 06:26 am »

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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #10 on: 08/07/2020 04:54 pm »
SES exercises contract option for four additional BSS-702X sats:

https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2020-08-07-Boeing-to-Build-Four-Additional-702X-Satellites-for-SES

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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #11 on: 08/20/2020 10:20 am »
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SES picks SpaceX to launch four additional O3b mPOWER satellites
Written on 20 Aug 2020

SES's next-generation MEO communications system to scale and deliver proven low-latency, high-performance connectivity services as of 2021

Luxembourg, 20 August 2020 – SES announced today that it has selected SpaceX as a launch partner to deliver the four newly-ordered O3b mPOWER spacecraft of its next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) communications system. Just like the initial seven O3b mPOWER satellites procured, these additional four satellites will be launched into space on board Falcon 9 rockets from Cape Canaveral. A total of four Falcon 9 rockets will be used to support the deployment of all O3b mPOWER satellites.

SES's O3b mPOWER fully-funded communications system comprises 11 high-throughput and low-latency satellites as well as an automated and intelligence-powered ground infrastructure. Built by Boeing, each satellite will generate thousands of dynamic beams and can deliver connectivity services ranging from 50Mbps to multiple gigabits per second to telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy, as well as governments and institutions across the world. SES has previously announced Orange and Carnival Cruises its first O3b mPOWER customers. O3b mPOWER is SES’s next-generation MEO system. It is built on the proven track record of SES’s current O3b constellation of 20 MEO satellites. Today, the O3b system is delivering high-performance communications services to customers operating in nearly 50 countries.

SES and SpaceX disrupted the industry back in 2013 when SES became the first to launch a commercial geostationary (GEO) satellite with SpaceX, and later as the first ever payload on a flight-proven SpaceX rocket. Their next O3b mPOWER launch in 2021 will be another one for the record books as the revolutionary terabit-scale capabilities of SES’s O3b mPOWER communications system disrupt the industry again.

“SES’s selection of SpaceX to support launch of the full O3b mPOWER constellation is a testament to our deep partnership built over the past decade,” said SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales Tom Ochinero. “We look forward to working with SES to make history again through the successful deployment of this new system.”

“O3b mPOWER is the cornerstone of our multi-orbit, cloud-enabled, high-performance network that will serve our enterprise, mobility and government customers into the next decade, and we are merely a year away from its first launch,” said Steve Collar, CEO of SES. “We have a strong and long-standing partnership with SpaceX and we are excited to add the launches of additional O3b mPOWER satellites that will drive higher throughput, greater efficiency and substantially more bandwidth to our industry-leading network.”
https://www.ses.com/press-release/ses-picks-spacex-launch-four-additional-o3b-mpower-satellites

https://twitter.com/SES_Satellites/status/1296363984472473600

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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #12 on: 08/21/2020 07:41 am »
The SES website gives the first two launches in 2021 and 2022. One of the four launches will carry two satellites, with the rest carrying three satellites.

https://www.ses.com/our-coverage/launches
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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #14 on: 02/28/2021 03:33 am »
https://twitter.com/BoeingSpace/status/1365027238660472839
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Here comes the sun!🌞The first of 22 solar arrays that will convert sunlight to energize the @SES_Satellites #O3bMPOWER fleet got to stretch its wing for the first time at #Spectrolab. The satellites will begin launching later this year.

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Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #15 on: 08/20/2021 08:50 pm »
Cross-post:

https://spacenews.com/o3b-mpower-get-first-cloud-customer-on-track-for-launch-even-as-covid-19-issues-loom/

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Steve Collar, CEO of SES who also joined the virtual press event, said the company decided to launch mPOWER satellites in batches of three initially, even though it is possible to fit four on a Falcon 9.

“We’re still hoping we’ll get [the first three] off at the very end of this year,” Collar said.

“It might be touch and go. It could be a Christmas or a New Year gift.”

He added: “[T]hen the second three will launch sometime in the first quarter. And actually we have a little bit more oomph on the second launch, and that’ll allow the … two sets of satellites to get to orbit roughly at the same time — so, the middle of the year, and that’ll allow us to do a full orbital check out on the first six, which is what we will be basing kind of the launch service on.

“And then the … remaining satellites will get launched through 2022 and 2023.”

Satellites 1-3: NET December 2021.

Re: O3B mPOWER
« Reply #16 on: 11/13/2023 01:00 am »
Damn this thread has been untouched for a while . . .

Anyways, updated launch schedule for the remaining 7 satellites after the 3rd pair successfully launched today on F9. Service expected to begin Q2 2024. First 6 satellites have a "minor glitch that is sporadically tripping off power modules" that significantly affects performance and orbital life, last 7 satellites will have fixes implemented.

https://spacenews.com/ses-says-o3b-mpower-electrical-issues-are-worse-than-thought/
https://spacenews.com/spacex-launches-final-pair-of-o3b-mpower-satellites-needed-for-commercial-services/

O3b 7&8 - H2 2024 on F9
O3b 9,10,&11 - 2025 on F9
O3b 12&13 - 2026 (launch provider has not been selected yet)
« Last Edit: 11/13/2023 01:01 am by spacenuance »

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