Launch of first SES O3b mPower satellites with SpaceX slips into early 2022; no impact seen on service introduction

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The first of four launches of the SES mPower medium-Earth-orbit broadband satellites on SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicles has slipped into early 2022 but SES says it should have no impact on the start of commercial services.

SES said that while the launch of the first three mPower satellites on a Falcon 9 would not make its planned late-2021 date, the slip is likely to be no more than a few weeks.

Because the second three-satellite launch will use a Falcon . . .

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