SES: Occasional trip-off of power modules on first 4 O3b mPower satellites could delay next launches

by Peter B. de Selding

TUPPER LAKE, NY — Satellite fleet operator SES said a minor glitch in the performance of the first four O3b mPower medium-Earth-orbit broadband satellites could delay the launch of the third and fourth pair of mPower satellites, scheduled this year with SpaceX.

SES Interim Chief Executive Ruy Pinto said the issue — sporadic trip-offs of some of the satellites’ power modules — can be quickly recovered “without impact on the performance of the mPower payloads.”

SES is still planning to begin commercial mPower service by . . .

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