Satellite operator SES has posted revenues of €844.9 million for the first half of this year, a 4.5% increase on the corresponding period in 2009. Its EBITDA was meanwhile 3.3% higher at €632.7 million, and operating profit rose by 4.5% to reach €386.3 million.
The SES-1 satellite is set for launch on April 24 from the Baikonour cosmodrome at 11.19 GMT. The lift-off of the Proton rocket can be followed live.
SES has further expanded its activities in Africa with the announcement that it will play host to the Wananchi DTH platform in Kenya.
Satellite operator SES has announced the appointment of Andrew Browne as Chief Financial Officer and a member of its Executive Committee.
SES World Skies has unveiled its updated strategic satellite fleet development plan, as well as a new names for future additions to the fleet “that will leverage SES’ global reach and powerful brand.”
NSS-12, the 41st spacecraft in the global SES fleet, has entered commercial service at the orbital location of 57 degrees East.