Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .

Arianespace wins SES-15 launch contract
by Staff Writers
Evry, France (SPX) Mar 11, 2015

File image.

New contract confirms Arianespace's long-term partnership with SES, after the SES-12 contract announced in January

SES has chosen Arianespace to launch its new, all-electric telecommunications satellite, SES-15. The launch service contract was signed by Karim Michel Sabbagh, Chairman and CEO of SES, and Stephane Israel, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, and marks Arianespace's 41st contract with SES.

The contract signing ceremony was held at SES headquarters in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. It was attended by French President Francois Hollande, His Royal Highness Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg.

SES-15 will be launched by an Ariane 5 during the second quarter of 2017 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Arianespace and SES have developed an exceptional partnership that reaches back more than 25 years. SES-15 marks the 41st launch contract signed by Arianespace with the SES group (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg bourse: SESG). SES-15 is also the second SES satellite with all-electric propulsion to call on an Arianespace launch, following SES- 12 in January 2015.

Weighing 2,300 kg at launch, SES-15 will be located at 129 West, a new orbital position enabling SES to provide services to North America. SES-15 will carry a hybrid payload, with additional Ku-band wide beams and Ku- band as well as Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capability.

The satellite will be equipped with an electric propulsion system for orbit raising and in-orbit maneuvers. Offering a design life of 15 years, this multi-application satellite will also provide extended capacity and coverage over the main airline routes across the continent, as well as other traffic intensive data applications, such as governments, VSAT networks and the maritime sector.

Following the contract signature, Arianespace Chairman and CEO Stephane Israel said: "SES has chosen Arianespace for the second time since the beginning of the year to launch one of its satellites. These contracts include both fleet renewal, with the SES-12, and fleet expansion, with the SES-15.

"These two all-electric satellites, the first in the SES fleet, confirm the technology trend now shaping the telecom satellite sector. SES's continued trust in Arianespace also shows that Ariane 5 addresses the resulting requirements.

"I would like to personally thank SES for reenergizing our long-standing partnership, reaching back over a quarter of a century, with this 41st contract between our companies. We are especially proud to be able to announce this contract in a ceremony attended by the French and Luxembourg highest authorities."

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.
SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly

paypal only


Related Links
Launch Pad at

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Arianespace's Soyuz ready for next dual-satellite Galileo launch
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Mar 06, 2015
The Soyuz launcher for Arianespace's upcoming mission with two European Galileo navigation satellites is taking shape at the Spaceport for a March 27 liftoff from French Guiana. During activity in the Spaceport's Soyuz Launcher Integration Building, the medium-lift workhorse began to assume its iconic form with integration of the four first-stage strap-on boosters to the Block A core secon ... read more

Core work: Iron vapor gives clues to formation of Earth and moon

Application of laser microprobe technology to Apollo samples refines lunar impact history

NASA releases video of the far side of the Moon

US Issuing Licenses for Mineral Mining on Moon

Use of Rover Arm Expected to Resume in a Few Days

Research Suggests Mars Once Had More Water than Earth's Arctic Ocean

Mars Colonization Edges Closer Thanks to MIT's Oxygen Factory

Revolutionary Engine Could Fuel Human Life on Mars

Orion's Launch Abort System Motor Exceeds Expectations

Planetary Society Announces Test Flight for Privately Funded LightSail Spacecraft

Cheap yen, fading Fukushima fears lure Japan tourists

Dubai to build 'Museum of the Future'

China's Space Laboratory Still Cloaked

China at technical preparation stage for Mars, asteroid exploration

China's moon rover Yutu functioning but stationary

Argentina welcomes first Chinese satellite tracking station outside China

US astronauts speed through spacewalk at orbiting lab

Watching Alloys Change from Liquid to Solid Could Lead to Better Metals

NASA Hopes to Continue Cooperation on ISS Until 2024

Russia to use International Space Station till 2024

Arianespace's Soyuz ready for next dual-satellite Galileo launch

Soyuz Installed at Baikonur, Expected to Launch Wednesday

Arianespace certified to ISO 50001 at Guiana Space Center

SpaceX launches two communications satellites

Scientists: Nearby Earth-like planet isn't just 'noise'

'Habitable' planet GJ 581d previously dismissed as noise probably does exist

Exorings on the Horizon

Planet 'Reared' by Four Parent Stars

The rub with friction

Understanding The Electromagnetic Environmental Effects On Space Systems

Sony virtual reality head gear set for 2016 release

NREL refines method to convert lignin to nylon precursor

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.