SES-15 at 129° West
SES-15 was built by Boeing Satellite Systems based on the Boeing 702SP platform. SES-15 carries a hybrid payload, with additional Ku-band wide beams and Ku- as well as Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capability. The satellite is equipped with an electric propulsion system for orbit raising and in-orbit manoeuvres.
SES-15, positioned at 129° West, enables SES to serve its leading aeronautical customers and serve other traffic intensive data applications such as government, VSAT networks and maritime. The satellite was launched on May 18th, 2017 on a Soyuz launcher operated by launch operator Arianespace from the Kourou Space Port in French Guiana.
Raytheon contracted with SES to host FAA’s WAAS GPS-augmentation payload (WAAS-GEO 6) on the SES-15 satellite in a 15-year contract.