SES-15 satellite launched to serve North and South America

The SES-15 hybrid satellite will be located at the orbital position of 129 degrees west and is equipped with 16 Ku-band transponders as well as HTS capabilities to serve North America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. SES-15 has a dedicated wide beam that is designed to enable IFC/IFE providers to deliver live TV content on all flight routes across the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska, as well as Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico. The existing in-orbit satellites, offer the most resilient aeronautical connectivity platform in North America, said Martin Halliwell, CTO at SES.