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SES-9 launched to boost Asia-Pac Ku-band capacity

SES has successfully launched its SES-9 satellite from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}SES-9 began its journey into space at 6:35 pm US East Coast Time on March 4 (00:35 am on March 5Central European Time) and separated from the second stage of the SpaceX rocket 31 minutes later to begin manoeuvers to its orbit at 36,000 kilometres above the Equator.

SES-9 is SES’s largest satellite to serve the Asia-Pacific region, and is planned to commence services in the third quarter of this year. It features 57 Ku-band transponders, offering expanded capacity across Northeast Asia, South Asia, India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The spacecraft will be co-located with another SES satellite, SES-7, at the orbital location of 108.2 degrees East, and will replace the NSS-11 spacecraft at that position.

“SES-9 is an important building block in our strategy to grow in dynamic regions and four prime sectors – video, enterprise, mobility and government,” said Martin Halliwell, chief technology officer of SES.

“With its dedicated mobility beams, it will help us to capture new opportunities in the buoyant markets for maritime and aeronautical connectivity.”{/mprestriction}

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