Airbus Defence and Space to manufacture SES-10

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 20-02-2014

SES has selected Airbus Defence and Space (formerly known as Astrium) to build its latest communications satellite, SES-10, which will serve the thriving markets of Latin America.

Financial details are not being disclosed, but the deal is the tenth contract signed between the two groups.

The new satellite will expand SES's capabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean through high-power beams tailored to provide direct-to-home broadcasting, enterprise and broadband connectivity services in the entire region.

SES-10's coverage includes Mexico, Central America and South America, as well as the Caribbean.

The satellite, which is slated for launch on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle, will be positioned at the 67˚ West orbital position.