SES-14 with GOLD (bottom left of spacecraft)
|Mission duration||Planned: 15 years |
Elapsed: 2 years, 11 months, 23 days
|Manufacturer||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Launch mass||4,423 kg (9,751 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||25 January 2018, 22:20UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 5 ECA|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-3|
SES-14 is a geostationary communications satellite operated by SES and designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space. The satellite launched on 25 January 2018 along with the GOLD instrument from NASA. It has a mass of 4,423 kg (9,751 lb) and has a design life of at least 15 years.
The launch of SES-14 suffered an anomaly that resulted in a higher inclination than planned but later recovered.
The craft hosts a secondary payload for NASA named the Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, instrument.