SES Orders Super-Powered Satellites from Boeing to Expand O3b Broadband Services

Satellite operator SES ordered seven ‘super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites’ from Boeing to join the O3b satellite constellation orbiting over the equator to add high-capacity services forecast to be in demand to deliver data connectivity to more ships, aircraft, businesses and homes.

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Arianespace-Operated Soyuz Rocket lifts Multi-Purpose Communications Satellite for SES

A highly sophisticated multi-use communications satellite relying on 3D printed parts and ion propulsion lifted off from French Guiana on Thursday atop a Russian-built Soyuz ST-A rocket, carrying out only its second Geostationary Transfer Mission from the French-operated space port on the edge of the Amazon jungle.

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Banged-Up Drone Ship pulls into Port after latest Falcon 9 Landing Attempt

The world’s most-watched ‘barge’ pulled into Port Canaveral on Tuesday with plenty of flesh wounds from its latest encounter with a Falcon 9 booster attempting a high-risk landing at sea Friday night that ended with a particularly hard impact on the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship.

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Falcon 9 exceeds Expectations in high-energy Delivery of SES-9

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting the SES-9 communications satellite to Supersynchronous Transfer Orbit on Friday exceeded expectations and delivered the heavy satellite to a higher orbit than anticipated which will be beneficial to the satellite when moving up to Geostationary Orbit.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 aims for post-sunset Launch on Sunday

SpaceX will make a third attempt to launch the Falcon 9 rocket with the SES-9 communications satellite on Sunday. Back to back attempts on Wednesday and Thursday resulted in launch scrubs due to issues associated with the intricacies arising from the use of super-cooled Liquid Oxygen as a performance enhancement measure on the improved Falcon 9 FT launch vehicle.

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Twilight Launch of Falcon 9 Scrubbed after supercold Propellant Loading Issues

The countdown to the second launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 FT launch vehicle with the SES-9 communications satellite was aborted at the last minute on Thursday due to problems associated with the modified propellant loading sequence employed by the new Falcon 9.

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