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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

SES, the only "kid on the block" in medium orbit.

Oscar Castillo, General Manager of Sales for Global Governments of the satellite operator, said during the Satellites Map Day organized by Convergencialatina that LEO is "very congested", compared to MEO. By 2021 SES foresees the launch of the SES 17, HTS and with Ka-band capacity over Latin America, combined with the first phase of putting O3b mPower into orbit.

Since 2014, the satellite operator has been the only one with the provision of MEO services, with a fleet of 20 satellites. When combined with its 54 geostationary artifacts (3 of them HTS), it reaches a coverage of 99% of the world population. Oscar Castillo, General Manager of Sales for Global Governments, compared the proven services of this network at MEO to a low orbit plagued with launch announcements, but “very congested”. He also recalled that the objective of SES with these fleets is not the residential business - like OneWeb in LEO - but B2B services.

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