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SpaceX, SES announce new Falcon 9 launch contracts for seven high-bandwidth satellites

SpaceX, SES announce new Falcon 9 launch contracts for seven high-bandwidth satellites

Amidst the 2019 World Satellite Business Week, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell and SES Satellites CEO Steve Collar reported the most recent dispatch contracts in a long and productive relationship. 

No sooner than 2021, SpaceX will dispatch every one of the seven O3b mPOWER interchanges satellites on two separate Falcon 9 missions, setting the full heavenly body in a medium Earth circle (MEO) around 8000 km (5000 mi). Complimenting 20 O3b satellites as of now in circle, the seven mPOWER shuttle will grow the star grouping's data transmission capacities by in excess of a factor of 70, including 10 terabits for each second (Tbps) – practically 1.5 Tbps per satellite – once in circle. 

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Neckline expressed in an official statement that "[SES is] enchanted to have SpaceX as accomplices for our notable O3b mPOWER dispatch, and together, we will stretch out elite network to all who have constrained access to it today." SES hopes to broaden the effectively demonstrated idea of its O3b MEO star grouping with another mPOWER heavenly body, involved seven high-throughput, low-inertness, movable satellites that will serve clients in different markets including telecom, cloud-based, and portable correspondences. 

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The new O3b mPOWER star grouping will give private worldwide availability at multiple times the throughput, adaptability, and dynamic control of the current O3b heavenly body. John-Paul Hemingway CEO of SES Networks portrays SES as "the main satellite system administrations supplier to work a worldwide, multi-circle armada using a broad armada of GEO and MEO satellites." He additionally expressed that "[SES] accepts that the monetary and efficiency advantages of the cloud ought to be effectively accessible to all undertaking, oceanic and aeronautical clients just as government associations, paying little respect to area." 

SES and SpaceX have an entrenched relationship on account of numerous past dispatch contracts, going from SpaceX's debut geostationary satellite dispatch (SES-8) to SES-10, the world's first satellite dispatch on a flight-demonstrated, business rocket (Falcon 9). Shotwell expressed that "we are satisfied that SES has by and by chosen Falcon 9 to dispatch their amazing, momentous correspondences framework,– completely supporting our endeavors to make rocket reusability a reality. We are glad to have an influence in SES carrying progressive availability answers for the market." 

The O3b mPOWER group of stars is required to dispatch structure Cape Canaveral, Florida on two SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets no sooner than 2021.

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