SES-6 Launch Scheduled for June 3rd
LIVE HD TRANSMISSION VIA ASTRA 19.2 DEGREES EAST
Luxemburg, SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today confirmed that the launch of the SES-6 satellite on board an ILS Proton Breeze M rocket is slated for lift-off at 15:18 Baikonur time on June 3, 2013 (11:18 a.m. CET, 5:18 a.m. EDT).
SES-6 will be the 53rd satellite in SES global fleet. The satellite is equipped with 43 C-band and 48 Ku-band transponders (36 MHz equivalent). It will enable the delivery of next generation broadcast services, including HD video distribution and mobile services, from its 40.5° West location in geostationary orbit, covering North America, Latin America, Europe and the Atlantic Ocean.
A live broadcast of the launch in high definition quality will be available via ASTRA at the orbital position of 19.2 degrees East, channel 1.028, downlink frequency 11626.50 MHz, vertical polarization, Symbol rate 27.50 MSym/s, FEC 3/4, service ID 4400, service name SES-6 Launch.
A webcast will also be available via www.ilslaunch.com. The video transmission of the launch of SES-6 will begin approximately 30 minutes before liftoff.
SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 52 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.
SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under: www.ses.com.
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