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SES 1, a commercial geostationary communications satellite, was launched on a Proton M rocket with a Breeze M upper stage from Baikonur on 24 April 2010 at 11:19 UT. The satellite carries 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders and will provide service to North American customers from a longitude of 101° W. It will replace the AMC 2 and AMC 4 satellites and has an expected lifetime of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 36516
  • SES1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-04-24
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Societe Europeenne des Satellites (Luxembourg) (Luxembourg)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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