SES-8 satellite goes into operation

SES’s December-launched SES-8 satellite is now fully operational at the orbital location of 95 degrees East.  The satellite operator said that the SES-8 has been successfully co-positioned with its NSS-6 satellite. The Orbital Sciences Corporation-manufactured satellite will serve growing markets in South Asia and Indo-China, features up to 33 Ku-band transponders and will provide expansion […]

SES delays SES-8 satellite launch

Satellite operator SES has delayed the launch of its SES-8 satellite until November 28, saying that launch partner SpaceX found “unexpected readings” in the liquid oxygen system on the launch rocket. Announcing its third quarter results earlier this month SES said that the satellite was due to launch on November 22 and start commercial operations […]

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 […]