CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 25, 2013--SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announces that the launch of the SES-8 satellite is slated for November 25 th, 2013. The launch window for the maiden launch of an SES satellite on board Falcon 9 stretches from 17:37 - 18:42 EDT (23:37 - 00:42 CET).
SES-8 has been manufactured by Orbital Sciences Corporation. The satellite features up to 33 Ku-band transponders (36 MHz equivalent). SES-8 will be co-located with NSS-6 at the orbital location of 95 degrees East to provide growth capacity over Asia-Pacific. The spacecraft’s high performance beams will support the rapidly growing markets in South Asia and Indo-China, as well as provide expansion capacity for DTH, VSAT and government applications.
In North America, the live broadcast of the launch will be available on the SES-1 satellite at 101 degrees West, 21K, downlink frequency 12120 MHz, vertical polarization, Symbol rate 30.00 MSym/s, FEC 3/4, service ID 1.
In Europe, the broadcast of the launch via ASTRA satellite is available at the orbital position 19.2 degrees East, channel 1.028, downlink frequency 11626,5 MHz, vertical polarization, Symbol rate 22.00 MSym/s, 8PSK, FEC 2/3, service ID 4400, service name SES 8 Launch.
A webcast is available via www.spacex.com/webcast. The video transmission of the launch of SES-8 will begin approximately 30 minutes before liftoff.
To listen to a playback of the press call held on Sunday with Elon Musk, CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX, and Martin Halliwell, CTO of SES, please dial the following number and access code:
US\Canada: (855) 859-2056 International: (404) 537-3406 Conference ID: 16853657
Please find a press kit on SES-8 here: http://www.ses.com/16395608/spacex-ses-8-launch-kit.
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SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 54 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.
SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under: www.ses.com.