SES-14 goes operational

SES has announced that the high-powered SES-14 satellite, positioned at 47.5 degrees West, is now serving Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, North Atlantic and West Africa, the company said.

The all-electric satellite, which has both C- and Ku-band wide-beam coverage and Ku-band high throughput spot beam coverage, is SES´s second hybrid satellite to serve the Americas, with the first being SES-15.

SES-14´s C-band and Ku-band wide beams and high throughput capabilities are serving various markets. The satellite is expanding the reach of SES´s second cable neighbourhood in Latin America, and provides new capacity for direct-to-home services. It is also delivering more high-speed connectivity to the dynamic aeronautical market and other traffic-intensive applications in the maritime and cellular backhaul markets.

The satellite also carries a hosted payload for NASA´s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission. GOLD will provide unprecedented imaging of the Earth´s upper atmosphere from geostationary orbit to deepen scientists´ understanding of the boundary between Earth and space.

SES is the world´s satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). It provides a diverse range of customers with global video distribution and data connectivity services through two business units: SES Video and SES Networks. SES Video reaches over 351 million TV homes, through Direct-to-Home (DTH) platforms and cable, terrestrial, and IPTV networks globally. Further information is available at: www.ses.com