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SES-12 launches aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSES S.A.
COSPAR ID2018-049A
SATCAT no.43488
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeEurostar
BusEurostar E3000
ManufacturerAirbus Defence and Space
Launch mass5383.85 kg
Start of mission
Launch date4 June 2018, 04:45:00 UTC
RocketFalcon 9 Full Thrust, B1040.2
Launch siteCape Canaveral, SLC-40
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude95.0° East
Band54 Ku-band
Coverage areaSouth Asia and Asia-Pacific
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SES-12 is a geostationary communications satellite operated by SES S.A.


SES-12 was designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space. It has a mass of 5,383.85 kilograms (11,869.4 lb) and has a design life of at least 15 years.[1]


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.[2]


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.[3]

Together with SES-8, it reaches 18 million homes.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter Dirk. "SES-12". Gunter's Space Page.
  2. ^ Dean, James (4 June 2018). "SpaceX Falcon 9 delivers massive commercial satellite to orbit from Cape Canaveral". Florida Today. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Display: SES-12 2018-049A". NASA. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ "Space X Falcon Delivers SES-12 into orbit". Rapid TV News.