Mission typeCommunications
OperatorNew Skies Satellites (2002-2006)
SES New Skies (2006-2009)
SES World Skies (2009-2011)
SES S.A. (2011-present)
COSPAR ID2002-057A
SATCAT no.27603
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Launch mass4,700 kilograms (10,400 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date17 December 2002, 23:04 (2002-12-17UTC23:04Z) UTC
RocketAriane 44L V156
Launch siteKourou ELA-2
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude95° East
Perigee altitude35,780 kilometres (22,230 mi)
Apogee altitude35,805 kilometres (22,248 mi)
Inclination0.00 degrees
Period23.93 hours
Epoch28 October 2013, 01:04:17 UTC[1]

NSS-6 is a communications satellite owned by SES WORLD SKIES.

NSS-6 covers the whole of Asia with six high-performance Ku band beams, which can deliver broadband media to small businesses, ISPs or domestic rooftop antennas in those markets. The satellite delivers Direct-To-Home power and performance, as well as significant inter-regional connectivity. High-gain uplink performance (i.e. high receiver G/T figures) allows the use of small uplink antennas and/or amplifiers.

  • Manufacturer: Lockheed-Martin
  • Original Orbital Location: 95° East
  • Current Orbital Location: 86.85° West
  • Launch date: December 17, 2002
  • Launch Vehicle: Ariane 4
  • Number of Transponders (physical): Ku band: 50
  • Number of Transponders (36 MHz Equivalent): 60
  • Saturated EIRP Range: Ku band: 44 to 55 dBW
  • Frequency Band: Ku band uplink: 13.75 to 14.50 GHz
  • Frequency Band: Ka band uplink: 29.5 to 30.0 GHz
  • Frequency Band: Ku band downlink: 10.95 to 11.20 GHz, 11.45 to 11.70 GHz, 12.50 to 12.75 GHz


  1. ^ "NSS 6 Satellite details 2002-057A NORAD 27603". N2YO. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.

External links

  • SES.com
  • ITC Global uses NSS-6 for enterprise grade private networks in (e.g.) Australasia
  • www.gilat.net

Coordinates: 0°N 95°E / 0°N 95°E / 0; 95