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SES-14 Goes Operational to Serve the Americas


SES's geostationary satellite with its wide-beam and high throughput
capabilities will capture attractive growth opportunities in video,
maritime and aeronautical markets across the Americas

SES announced today 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.

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SES-14 Goes Operational to Serve the Americas (Photo: Airbus)

SES-14 Goes Operational to Serve the Americas (Photo: Airbus)

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

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-14 at 47.5 degrees West is replacing and augmenting services
currently provided on NSS-806. The license to operate at this Brazilian
orbital location was the result of SES's successful participation in a
spectrum auction in 2014.

Martin Halliwell, Chief Technology Officer at SES, said, "Thanks to the
Airbus, Arianespace and SES teams, SES-14 is able to fulfil its planned
satellite mission of bringing better picture quality TV content to
people across Latin America, as well as delivering high-speed broadband
services to airline passengers flying over the Americas and North
Atlantic routes. Enterprises and communities within the region will also
be able to access the reliable connectivity provided by SES-14. SES-14
is key to SES's future growth trajectory and is part of our ongoing
strategy to develop innovative capabilities for specific and growing

SES-14 was launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Centre
in Kourou, French Guiana. SES-14 was built by Airbus Defence and Space
and is an all-electric satellite. The satellite also features a Digital
Transparent Processor (DTP), which increases payload flexibility and
will provide customised connectivity solutions to SES's customers.

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About SES

SES is the world's leading 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. The SES Video portfolio includes MX1, a leading media
service provider offering a full suite of innovative services for both
linear and digital distribution, and the ASTRA satellite system, which
has the largest DTH television reach in Europe. SES Networks provides
global managed data services, connecting people in a variety of sectors
including telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy, as
well as governments and institutions across the world. The SES Networks
portfolio includes GovSat, a 50/50 public-private partnership between
SES and the Luxembourg government, and O3b, the only non-geostationary
system delivering fibre-like broadband services today. Further
information is available at:

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