Astra 2E

SES signs broadband deal with Germany’s Orbitcom

SES Broadband Services has signed a deal with German internet service provider Orbitcom, with the latter due to provide SES’s Astra Connect satellite broadband service to homes in poor coverage areas. Orbitcom will offer six different Astra Connect service package options – with prices depending on data volume – to customers in “under-served areas in […]

SES eyes further growth

Satellite operator SES said it is committed to growing its presence in developed and emerging markets, as it confirmed that its delayed SES-8 satellite will start commercial operations in Q1 2014.  Announcing its third quarter results, SES said that the launch of SES-6 in June and ASTRA 2E in September had “significantly expanded” its capacity […]

SES successfully launches Astra 2E satellite

SES successfully launched its Astra 2E satellite into orbit on board an ILS Proton Breeze M booster last night at 3.38 am local time in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Proton rocket released the satellite into geostationary transfer orbit after nine hours and 12 minutes. Astra 2E will be deployed at the 28.2/28.5 degrees orbital arc and […]

Astra 2E en route for Baikonur

SES’s new Astra 2E satellite has left manufacturer Astrium’s facilities in Toulouse after completing its final integration and test process and is now en route to Baikonur, Kazakhstan in preparation for its launch on a Proton rocket.  Based on Astrium’s Eurostar E3000 platform, Astra 2E will carry Ku-and Ka-band payloads, enabling the delivery of broadcast […]