SES: O3b mPower satellites are late, but launch-shuffle magic with SpaceX means no in-service delay

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator SES, facing continued delays in the delivery of its 11 Boeing-built O3b mPower medium-Earth-orbit satellites, has reworked its agreement with launch-service provider SpaceX to make up for the lost time.

SES now expects mPower satellites to be delivered by Boeing in time for three SpaceX launches, each carrying two O3b mPower satellites, between July and September.

The previous schedule called for two SpaceX launches in Q2 this year, each carrying three satellites. The second of . . .

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