Launch of SES-11
|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
|Spacecraft||SES-11 (EchoStar 105)|
|Spacecraft type||Eurostar E3000|
|Manufacturer||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Launch mass||5200 kg|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||11 October 2017, 22:53:00 UTC|
|Rocket||Falcon 9 Full Thrust B1031.2|
|Launch site||Kennedy Space Center, LC-39A|
|Entered service||29 November 2017|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Coverage area||North America, Latin America and the Caribbean|
SES-11 / EchoStar 105 is a geostationary communications satellite operated by SES S.A. and designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space. It has a mass of 5,200 kilograms (11,500 lb) and has a design life of at least 15 years.
The spacecraft had been ready to beam television programming and video services across the Americas for SES and EchoStar. The launch vehicle has placed the satellite into a high-altitude supersynchronous transfer orbit.