SES’s revenues were essentially flat in 2011, with services growth being driven principally by the strong development of the HD+ platform in Germany.
SES has announced that the AMC-3 satellite is being relocated from its former location of 87 degrees West to 67 degrees West to optimise coverage of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
The launch of a Russian ILS Proton-M carrier rocket with the SES-4 satellite onboard was called off just hours before take-off due to “technical problems”.
The SES-4 satellite will be launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on board an ILS Proton Breeze M rocket at 00.41 am local time on December 27, 2011 (December 26, 2011 at 19.41 CET).
SES has appointed Niclas Friese-Greene as SVP marketing and corporate communications.
Both France’s TDF and the satellite operator SES have confirmed their interest in playing an active role in the transition to digital broadcasting in Romania.
SES has announced that the QuetzSat-1 satellite roared into space on board an ILS Proton Breeze M booster at 20:32 CET on September 29, 2011.
Telecommunications satellites for two key Arianespace customers were launched last night on the company’s fifth Ariane 5 flight of 2011.
Arianespace has set the launch of its Arabsat 5C and SES-2 satellites SES-2 for Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
SES and Gazprom Space System (GSS) have entered into a strategic partnership to provide additional satellite capacity for the Russian market.