SES’s 1st all-electric satellite, with wide-beam, HTS & GPS-augmentation payloads, enters service

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator SES’s first all-electric satellite, SES-15, has been declared ready to begin providing service at 129 degrees west from its triple payload.

SES-15 is Boeing Satellite Systems International’s fifth all-electric spacecraft to begin operations in geostationary orbit. In addition to being SES’s first all-electric satellite, SES-15 carries both a wide-beam and an HTS payload, both in Ku-band, plus a hosted payload from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

The Raytheon payload is to provide GPS augmentation and . . .

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