SES’s SES-4 satellite is now fully operational and ready for service at the 338° degrees East orbital position.
SES-4 was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on February 15. It has replaced the NSS-7 satellite and will provide replacement and incremental capacity over the Atlantic Ocean.
SES-4 has 52 C-band and 72 Ku-band transponders. It has C-band beams serving the eastern hemisphere of Europe and Africa and providing full coverage of the Americas, plus a global C-band beam to support mobile and maritime customers. Four high-power, regional Ku-band beams will provide services to Europe, the Middle East, and West Africa, as well as North and South America. The satellite is designed to deliver services for 15 years or more.