SES-12 launches aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.
|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
|Manufacturer||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Launch mass||5383.85 kg|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||4 June 2018, 04:45:00 UTC|
|Rocket||Falcon 9 Full Thrust, B1040.2|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral, SLC-40|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Coverage area||South Asia and Asia-Pacific|
SES-12 was successfully launched on a SpaceX Block 4 (booster B1040.2) Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral SLC-40 on 4 June 2018 at 04:45:00 UTC, and was successfully released into orbit approximately 33 minutes later.
The SES-12 satellite expands SES's capabilities to provide direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting, VSAT, Mobility, and High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) data connectivity services in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, including rapidly growing markets such as India and Indonesia. The satellite replaces NSS-6 at this location and is co-located with SES-8. SES 12 is capable of supporting requirements in multiple verticals from Cyprus in the West to Japan in the East, and from Russia in the North to Australia in the South.