SES: Owning a LEO fleet no longer taboo; MEO-orbit mPower service starts in April; a $472M claim for mPower anomaly

by Peter B. de Selding

LA PLATA, Maryland — Satellite fleet operator SES’s new chief executive said the possibility of investing in an SES-owned LEO constellation is no longer a taboo but that the company remains doubtful about the economics of a global LEO constellation.

He said the company’s O3b mPower high-throughput constellation of satellites in medium-Earth-orbit (MEO) offer a much quicker way to provide global coverage — which it does not now offer — and that expanding mPower is a first priority.

But in a Feb . . .

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