Boeing to build seven medium earth orbit satellites for SES
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.