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SES 14



SES-14 is a hybrid satellite with C- and Ku-band wide beam coverage, as well as Ku- and Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) coverage across the Americas and the North Atlantic region. The satellite will fully rely on electric propulsion and will be equipped with an electric plasma propulsion system for orbit raising and in-orbit manoeuvres. The electric propulsion system delivers significant reduction in the weight of the satellite, enabling larger payloads to be carried. The new spacecraft will also feature a Digital Transparent Processor (DTP), increasing the payload flexibility to provide customized bandwidth solutions to SES's customers.

The SES-14 payload includes the Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) instrument for earth science and heliophysics studies.

Alternate Names

  • 43175
  • GOLD
  • Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk
  • SES14

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2018-01-25
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 3500 kg

Funding Agencies

  • SES (Luxembourg)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Luxembourg)


  • Communications
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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