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    Post SES-8 set for November 25 lift-off

    SES-8 set for November 25 lift-off

    November 25, 2013 13.48 Europe/London By Robert Briel


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    ses-8The launch of the SES-8 satellite is slated for November 25, 2013. The launch window for the maiden launch of an SES satellite on board Falcon 9 stretches from 17:37 – 18:42 EDT (23:37 – 00:42 CET).

    SES-8 has been manufactured by Orbital Sciences Corporation. The satellite features up to 33 Ku-band transponders (36 MHz equivalent).

    SES-8 will be co-located with NSS-6 at the orbital location of 95 degrees East to provide growth capacity over Asia-Pacific. The spacecraft’s high performance beams will support the rapidly growing markets in South Asia and Indo-China, as well as provide expansion capacity for DTH, VSAT and government applications.

    In North America, the live broadcast of the launch will be available on the SES-1 satellite at 101 degrees West, 21K, downlink frequency 12120 MHz, vertical polarization, Symbol rate 30.00 MSym/s, FEC 3/4, service ID 1.

    In Europe, the broadcast of the launch via Astra satellite is available at the orbital position 19.2 degrees East, channel 1.028, downlink frequency 11626,5 MHz, vertical polarization, Symbol rate 22.00 MSym/s, 8PSK, FEC 2/3, service ID 4400, service name SES 8 Launch.

    A webcast is available via www.spacex.com/webcast. The video transmission of the launch of SES-8 will begin approximately 30 minutes before liftoff.

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    SES-8 launch on SpaceX/Falcon 9 delayed to Thursday 28

    SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and SpaceX announce that the Falcon 9 mission to launch the SES-8 satellite is delayed to November 28.
    SpaceX observed unexpected readings with the first stage liquid oxygen system and is taking corrective action.

    The launch vehicle and satellite have been secured and SES and SpaceX are looking forward to the next launch opportunity on Thursday at 5:38 p.m. Eastern time (23.38 CET).

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