At approximately 7:15pm EST on Friday, July 15, 2011, SES World Skies successfully launched SES 3 on an ILS PROTON rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome located approximately 1300 miles southeast of Moscow. SES 3 is an ORBITAL SCIENCES Star 2.4E bird that will ultimately reside in the 103 degree West orbital slot.
The satellite will be used by Microspace Communications to serve existing and future clients with its CONUS Ku Band footprint.
According to Greg Hurt, VP of Sales and Marketing at Microspace “This launch is an important milestone for our company. Microspace’s clients rely on us to take care of their long term satellite delivery needs and SES 3 will allow us to do so well into the 2020’s”.
Microspace will provide updates on the SES 3 satellite at: www.microspace.com
Thanks to MCC’s Carla Torrence for this capcom story.