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SES 15



This is the first of three SES hybrid satellite to be launched and is equipped with 16 Ku-band transponders (36MHz equivalent) as well as a 10 GHz high throughput payload. The satellite will also carry the Wide Area Augmentation Systems (WAAS), a US government-funded hosted payload to augment the Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

Alternate Names

  • 42709
  • SES15

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-05-18
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-Fregat
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • SES (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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