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SES Picks SpaceX to Launch Four Additional O3b mPOWER Satellites

SES Picks SpaceX to Launch Four Additional O3b mPOWER Satellites

SES stated today that it has chosen SpaceX as a launch partner to deliver the four newly-ordered O3b mPOWER spacecraft of its next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) communications system. 

Like the initial seven O3b mPOWER satellites procured, these added four satellites will be launched into space aboard Falcon 9 rockets from Cape Canaveral. A result of four Falcon 9 rockets will be utilised to encourage the deployment of all O3b mPOWER satellites.

SES's O3b mPOWER fully-funded communications scheme includes 11 high-throughput and low-latency dependencies as well as an automatic and intelligence-powered ground infrastructure.

Produced by Boeing, each satellite will create thousands of dynamic support and can deliver connectivity services ranging from 50Mbps to multiple gigabits per second to telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy, as well as governments and institutions across the world. 

SES has before declared Orange and Carnival Cruises its first O3b mPOWER clients. O3b mPOWER is SES’s next-generation MEO system. It is built on the proven track record of SES’s current O3b constellation of 20 MEO satellites. 

Today, the O3b system is delivering high-performance communications services to clients operating in nearly 50 countries. SES and SpaceX disrupted the industry back in 2013 when SES became the first to start a commercial geostationary (GEO) satellite with SpaceX, and next as the first-ever payload on a flight-proven SpaceX rocket. 

Their next O3b mPOWER launch in 2021 will be affixed one for the record books as the novel terabit-scale capabilities of SES’s O3b mPOWER learning system disrupt the industry again.

“SES’s selection of SpaceX to promote the launch of the full O3b mPOWER constellation is a testimonial to our deep connection built over the past decade,” said SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales Tom Ochinero. 

“We look forward to working with SES to make history again through the successful deployment of this new system.” “O3b mPOWER is the cornerstone of our multi-orbit, cloud-enabled, high-performance network that will serve our enterprise, mobility and government customers into the next decade, and we are merely a year away from its first launch,” said Steve Collar, CEO of SES. 

“We have a great and long-standing partnership with SpaceX and we are thrilled to add the launches of extra O3b mPOWER satellites that will encourage higher throughput, greater efficiency and substantially more bandwidth to our industry-leading network.”