It’s musical chairs for SES as SES-12 and SES-14 swap their Ariane 5 and Falcon 9 launches respectively

by | Aug 29, 2017 | Launches, Satellites, Seradata News, SpaceX

In an effort to restore capacity for customers impacted by the recent in-orbit fault on NSS-806 in which 12 of the spacecraft’s transponders were lost, SES has decided to launch its replacement, SES-14, earlier than scheduled on a Ariane 5 flight rather than on its originally booked Falcon 9 flight. This will fly some weeks earlier in the first quarter of 2018 – probably in January or February. Meantime, the SES-12 spacecraft which had been due to fly on the Ariane 5 flight has now been moved to the later Falcon 9 flight, which is also in the first quarter – probably in February or March.

Logo of SES S.A. Courtesy of SES

 

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