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SES-2 delayed by strike action

The launch of SES’s new satellite has been postponed due to industrial action at the Kourou space centre in French Guiana.

SES-2 was scheduled for launch yesterday on board an Ariane 5 rocket but a strike initiated by the Trade Union of French Guiana Workers affected the Space Centre, which delayed the launch. SES has not announced when the launch will now take place.

SES-2 will carry 24 C-Band transponders and 24 Ku-Band transponders. It will replace SES’ AMC-3 spacecraft at 87° West and provide coverage of North America and the Caribbean.

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