Luxembourg, September 4, 2014 – SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announces a new cornerstone in its strategic partnership with EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) at the orbital position of 105 degrees West with the procurement of the new SES-11 satellite, also to be known as EchoStar 105.SES-11 will be manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space based on the highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform. The satellite will be launched into space in Q4 2016.SES-11 will carry 24 Ku-band transponders as well as 24 C-band transponders (36 MHz equivalent).The spacecraft will have a separated mass of approximately 5,400 kg and an end of life budget for the payloads of approximately 12 kW.The spacecraft's Ku-band capacity will replace the existing SES satellite AMC-15 at 105 degrees West, an orbital position where Echostar has been SES's anchor customer since 2006. The spacecraft's C-band capacity will also allow SES to provide replacement capacity for AMC-18 at 105 degrees West."The market for 50-state transponder capacity in North America has demonstrated significant growth for EchoStar Satellite Services over the past five years - the acquisition of EchoStar 105 renews our commitment to the fixed satellite services market in North America," EchoStar Satellite Services President Anders Johnson said. "The replacement of AMC-15, with the increased capability offered by EchoStar 105, will allow us to meet the evolving demand from our customers for enterprise, broadcast, and government services applications. We are pleased to work with Airbus Defence and Space to provide our customers with new, high power satellite capacity at this established orbital slot."Stated Martin Halliwell, Chief Technology Officer of SES: "SES-11 is the 6th large satellite contract with our longstanding partner EchoStar. The new spacecraft will offer comprehensive coverage of the Americas, including Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean, from a well-established orbital position. Together with EchoStar we look forward to a successful mission in collaboration with our reliable industry partner Airbus Defence."For further information please contact:Yves FeltesMedia RelationsTel. +352 710 725 311[email protected]Follow us on:Twitter: https://twitter.com/SES_SatellitesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SES.YourSatelliteCompanyYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SESVideoChannelBlog: http://en.ses.com/4243715/blogFind pictures and videos under:http://www.ses.com/4245221/library
Quote from: zotiraki on 11/12/2016 09:50 amArianspace launch schedule shows EchoStar XX launch as TBD in 2017. But EchoStar website (including investor documents) shows no info on EchoStar XX. Is it known by another name?EchoStar XX satellite became EchoStar 105 / SES-11 and switched to Falcon-9 after an agreement to share the 105 West orbital slot with a single joint satellite. EchoStar XX designation could be reused in the future since the original EchoStar XX satellite was renamed.
Arianspace launch schedule shows EchoStar XX launch as TBD in 2017. But EchoStar website (including investor documents) shows no info on EchoStar XX. Is it known by another name?
Did SES ever confirm that this is going on a used booster?
https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/08/04/ses-agrees-to-launch-another-satellite-on-a-previously-flown-falcon-9-booster/Announced today that SES-11 will also be launching on a used Falcon 9 rocket, likely on the F9 booster that launched CRS-10.
Peter B. de Selding @pbdesLaunch of @EchoStar-105/@SES_Satellites-11 C/Ku/Ka-band sat on @SpaceX Falcon 9 now scheduled for "early 4th quarter," EchoStar says.
QuotePeter B. de Selding @pbdesLaunch of @EchoStar-105/@SES_Satellites-11 C/Ku/Ka-band sat on @SpaceX Falcon 9 now scheduled for "early 4th quarter," EchoStar says.https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/895353459347570688
Your first falcon should be core 1031-2. First mission: CRS-10. Next mission: SES-11.
QuoteYour first falcon should be core 1031-2. First mission: CRS-10. Next mission: SES-11.https://www.reddit.com/r/SpaceXLounge/comments/6usrub/decided_to_stop_in_mcgregor_on_the_way_home_from/?st=j6kifg4m&sh=72161ff2
The last previously flown stage never went back to McGregor but was refurbished at the Cape if I remember correctly. I would assume the same would be true for SES-11.
So if ULA keeps their new launch date of Sept 28th, what does this mean for the NET of Sept 27th for SpaceX?One of the key reasons I am asking is I will be in Orlando for a conference that week so the potential of 2 launches while I am there is awesome
Quote from: clegg78 on 08/30/2017 04:32 pmInteresting that SpaceX is NET than 27th. Guessing SpaceX is going to have to move their date since I didn't think the eastern range could recycle between launch providers in under 24 hours?No conflict--check the most recent iteration of the US Launch Schedule thread.SES-11/Falcon 9 launch has been delayed to early October.
Interesting that SpaceX is NET than 27th. Guessing SpaceX is going to have to move their date since I didn't think the eastern range could recycle between launch providers in under 24 hours?