SES WORLD SKIES Donates Satellite Capacity In Support Of Relief Efforts For Haiti
Princeton, NJ – As the international aid efforts for earthquake-stricken Haiti get underway, SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), is donating satellite capacity on five of its spacecraft and access to teleport facilities in support of relief efforts, disaster recovery and in order to cover vital communications needs.
The SES WORLD SKIES satellites involved in relief support are AMC-1 at 103 degrees West, AMC-6 at 72 degrees West, AMC-21 at 125 degrees West, NSS-7 at 338 degrees East and NSS-806 at 319.5 degrees East. The SES WORLD SKIES satellites provide inbound and outbound connectivity for the disaster zone as well as internal communication links. The first satellite-based networks for Haiti went live today.
“Satellite networks play a quintessential role in disaster recovery, when speed is at essence,” states Rob Bednarek, President and CEO of SES WORLD SKIES. “We acted immediately, so our satellites could quickly provide the vital communication links for the benefit of the people of Haiti who have been struck by one of the worst natural catastrophes’ in history. SES WORLD SKIES is proud to donate its satellite capacity in support of the international relief efforts for Haiti.”
About SES WORLD SKIES
SES WORLD SKIES is the new global division of SES, created through the combination of the former SES NEW SKIES and SES AMERICOM. The company operates a fleet of 25 satellites - part of the 40 spacecraft of the SES group - delivering services as diverse as television distribution and broadcast, internet access, data transmission and business and government communications to customers worldwide. SES WORLD SKIES currently has five additional satellites under construction. The company’s unique customer-focused approach allows it to offer the best satellite solutions for a host of business and government requirements, with a view toward helping customers meet their short-term challenges and realize their longer-term goals. SES WORLD SKIES comprises a world-class team of customer care and technical professionals located in Princeton (NJ), The Hague, Washington D.C., Singapore, Beijing, London, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Sydney, Accra and Johannesburg. Visit www.ses.com for more information.
SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) wholly owns the market-leading satellite operators SES ASTRA and SES WORLD SKIES, 90% of SES SIRIUS in Europe, and participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico. SES provides outstanding satellite communications solutions via a global fleet of 40 satellites in 26 orbital locations. For further information: www.ses.com
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