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SES 22, 23

SES 22 [TAS]

SES 22 and SES 23 are two C-band only communications satellites owned by SES.

SES has selected two U.S. satellite manufacturers, Northrop Grumman and the Boeing Company, to deliver four new satellites as part of the companyís accelerated C-band clearing plan to meet the Federal Communications Commissionís objectives to roll-out 5G services.

Thales Alenia will deliver two 3500 kg class Spacebus-4000B2 satellites called SES 22 and SES 23, each equipped with a high-quality C-band payload.

The two satellites will help SES meet the Federal Communications Commissionís accelerated C-band clearing deadlines in the United States and will contribute to the effort to clear spectrum necessary to roll out 5G in the United States.

SES has decided to launch SES-22 as the first of the replacement satellites in June 2022.

Construction of SES-23 began in June 2021. Subject to the successful launch and deployment of the first four satellites included in the Transition Plan, SES will then determine whether or not to finalize the SES-23 program and will seek reimbursement only for the costs incurred until that moment for the second ground spare program, including termination liability.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: SES
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Equipment: C-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-4000B2
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 solar arrays
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 3500 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SES 22 2022-071A 29.06.2022 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)
SES 23 - 202x


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