The Astra 2F satellite has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will now be processed for launch aboard an Ariane V rocket. The launch is scheduled for September 21.
The performance of the HD+ service offered by its German affiliate HD Plus was one of the main highlights for SES in its half-year results, which were generally boosted by the performance of new markets.
SES has announced that over 1,300 HD channels are now transmitted on its satellite fleet worldwide.
The industry’s first Sat-IP converter by Inverto Digital Labs, a Luxembourg-based developer and marketer of consumer and professional broadcast reception products, has received certification.
The next SES launch is scheduled for September 14, 2012, when an Ariane 5 booster will orbit the Astra 2F spacecraft.
The SES-5 satellite roared into space on board an ILS Proton Breeze M. After a 9-hour, 12-minute mission, the Breeze M upper stage of the Proton rocket successfully released the SES-5 satellite directly into geostationary transfer orbit.
ILS has informed SES that the launch of the Proton launch vehicle with the SES-5 satellite has been rescheduled for July 10, 2012.
M77, a sister company of the Luxembourg-based satellite television provider M7 Group, is taking one more transponder at the 23.5 degrees East orbital position,
SES TechCom, a subsidiary of SES, has announced that it has signed contracts with Astrium and DLR at the German Space Operations Center in Oberpfaffenhofen
The increasing popularity of DTH satellite television and the growing demand for HD broadcast content across Asia-Pacific are driving the demand for satellite capacity in the region.