|Operator||New Skies Satellites (2002-2006)|
SES New Skies (2006-2009)
SES World Skies (2009-2011)
SES S.A. (2011-present)
|Mission duration||15 years|
|Launch mass||4,700 kilograms (10,400 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||17 December 2002, 23:04UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 44L V156|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-2|
|Perigee altitude||35,780 kilometres (22,230 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||35,805 kilometres (22,248 mi)|
|Epoch||28 October 2013, 01:04:17 UTC|
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.