Boeing launches all-electric satellite for SES

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Boeing has launched the SES-15 satellite to bolster connectivity for wi-fi and entertainment services on flights over North America, Mexico and Central America. It will also serve the government, enterprise and maritime sectors.

This 702-model satellite is also notable for the inclusion of more than 50 3D-printed metallic parts. “With its all-electric propulsion, and inclusion of 3D printed hardware, SES-15 is a great example of how we can create efficient and cost-effective products rapidly for customers,” said Mark Spiwak, president, Boeing Satellite Systems International.

“In fact, SES-15 was designed, built, tested and delivered to the launch site ahead of schedule.”

SES-15 has a hybrid payload, including additional Ku-band wide beams and Ku-band High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) capability, with connectivity to gateways in Ka-band. It also carries a Wide-Area Augmentation System-hosted payload for the FAA.

May 25, 2017

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