Boe­ing to build seven medium earth or­bit satel­lites for SES

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Boe­ing will de­sign and build seven su­per-pow­ered medium earth or­bit (MEO) satel­lites for SES, de­liv­er­ing data com­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vices to users around the world.

The O3b mPOWER satel­lites will in­clude Boe­ing’s most-ad­vanced dig­i­tal pay­load tech­nol­ogy and will be built us­ing elec­tron­ics from the flight-proven 702 satel­lite plat­form cus­tom­ized to sup­port the unique MEO en­vi­ron­ment.

Paul Rus­nock, chair­man and CEO, Boe­ing Satel­lite Sys­tems In­ter­na­tional said: “With this new tech­nol­ogy and de­sign, Boe­ing is able to build satel­lites faster and more cost-ef­fec­tively.

This lat­est dig­i­tal pay­load de­sign has an un­prece­dented level of tech­nol­ogy in­te­gra­tion, built-in test ca­pa­bil­ity and is mod­u­lar and scal­able for all or­bits.”

Karim Michel Sab­bagh, pres­i­dent and CEO at SES, added: “The SES O3b mPOWER sys­tem opens a new era of con­nec­tiv­ity, fun­da­men­tally trans­form­ing the role and ca­pa­bil­i­ties of satel­lites.

O3b mPOWER is a unique sys­tem with ex­po­nen­tially more power, per­for­mance and flex­i­bil­ity, which sets the tech­nol­ogy at the high­est level, of­fer­ing a vi­sion­ary roadmap for next gen­er­a­tion tech­nol­ogy.”

The satel­lites are de­signed to be launched up to four at a time in a stacked con­fig­u­ra­tion, de­pend­ing on the se­lected launch ve­hi­cle. Start­ing in the 1990s, Boe­ing has built 12 satel­lites for SES.

The lat­est, SES-15, was launched ear­lier this year.

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