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  • SES-12 arrives at Cape Canaveral for launch

    Bart LeahyApril 17th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SES delivered its SES-12 communications satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on April 12. SpaceX's Falcon 9 is being prepped to launch the spacecraft to geosynchronous orbit.

  • Soyuz ST-B launcher lofts O3b quartet to orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 9th, 2018

    Arianespace successfully conducted its second launch this year on Friday, March 9 lofting four O3b communications satellites to orbit.

  • Ariane 5 rocket places 2 satellites into orbit despite telemetry anomaly

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 25th, 2018

    Arianespace conducted its first mission of 2018 by launching its workhorse Ariane 5 booster with the SES-14 and Al Yah 3 communications satellites. However, the outcome of the flight remained a mystery for several hours as telemetry cut off just after ignition of the upper stage of the rocket.

  • As space debris concerns grow, AMC-9 satellite appears to be adding to the problem

    Jason RhianJuly 6th, 2017

    Ever since the start of the Space Age in 1957 with the launch of Sputnik, humanity has left an ever-increasing amount of debris in orbit, comprising satellites, probes, and spent rockets. However, not all of this debris harmlessly retraces arcs above Earth – as the AMC-9 satellite is currently demonstrating.

  • ‘Flight-proven’ Falcon 9 set to launch SES-10 satellite

    Derek RichardsonMarch 28th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is about to fly a milestone mission with the first launch of a “flight-proven” Falcon 9 rocket. After a successful static fire test, the company is targeting a liftoff at the opening of a 2.5-hour window at 6 p.m. EDT (22:00 GMT) Thursday, March 30, 2017.

  • SES-10 confirmed to launch on previously-flown Falcon 9

    Derek RichardsonAugust 30th, 2016

    Luxembourg-based SES has reached an agreement with SpaceX to be the first customer to launch a satellite on one of the NewSpace company’s recovered Falcon 9 rockets. The payload is expected to be SES-10 and occur sometime in the last quarter of 2016.

  • First payloads scheduled for new Texas SpaceX launch site

    Rae Botsford EndFebruary 26th, 2015

    Luxembourg-based satellite company SES announced a new agreement on Wednesday, Feb. 25, with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) to launch two new satellites via the Hawthorne, California, firm’s Falcon 9 rocket. The payloads, SES-14 and SES-16/GovSat, are currently expected to fly in 2017. This is just the latest in a series of agreements that SpaceX has signed, placing the company […]

  • SES taps Boeing to build all-electric propulsion satellite

    Jason RhianFebruary 18th, 2015

    Aerospace giant Boeing has been tapped by SES, a Luxembourg-based company to produce the third all electric propulsion satellite. Based on the 702SP (small platform) satellite, the new spacecraft, dubbed SES-15, will provide in-flight entertainment and WiFi services to customers located in North and Central America as well as across the Caribbean.

  • SpaceX awarded contract by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation

    Jason RhianJanuary 11th, 2014

    Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced today that, Jan. 10, that it has been awarded a contract by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation based in Japan to launch the JCSAT-14 communications satellite. Much like the past two missions, SES-8 and Thaicom 6, JCSAT-14 will be delivered to a geostationary transfer orbit on top of one of […]

  • SpaceFlight Insider Photo Spectacular: Lords of Light & Dark – SpaceX, Falcon 9 v1.1 & Thaicom 6

    Jason RhianJanuary 8th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — It was the night before a launch – this is not a time of peace or quiet, but rather one of frantic scrambling, trying to get things in order before the “Big Day.” Unfortunately for myself and the rest of “Team Canaveral” – things were about to get a lot more […]

  • No Thanksgiving treat for SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 with SES-8 – UPDATE

    Jason RhianNovember 28th, 2013

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 v1.1 will have to wait for another day as technical issues had their way and the F9 stayed on the pad. As the media watched from an adjacent causeway, the F9 briefly flared to life, eliciting a brief roar which soon sputtered into silence. […]