SES 15 will fly on Ariane 5 ECA

by | Mar 11, 2015 | commercial launch services, Satellites | 0 comments

The “all electric” spacecraft SES 15 which is being currently constructed by Boeing will be launched by Arianespace following a contract announced on 6 March 2015.   The satellite operator SES has contracted with Arianespace to launch the spacecraft in 2017 by an Ariane 5 ECA launched from Kourou, French Guiana.  The financial details of the deal were not published. The Boeing 702SP bus design will be first launched  to a geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) before slowly raising itself using its own XIPS electric thrusters to a final GEO position.

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