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SES-14 with GOLD (bottom left of spacecraft)
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2018-012B
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Mission durationPlanned: 15 years
Elapsed: 2 years, 11 months, 23 days
Spacecraft properties
BusEurostar E3000EOR
ManufacturerAirbus Defence and Space
Launch mass4,423 kg (9,751 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date25 January 2018, 22:20 (2018-01-25UTC22:20) UTC[1]
RocketAriane 5 ECA
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
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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.[1] It has a mass of 4,423 kg (9,751 lb) and has a design life of at least 15 years.[2]

The launch of SES-14 suffered an anomaly that resulted in a higher inclination than planned but later recovered.

See also


  1. ^ a b Clark, Stephen (26 January 2018). "Ariane 5 deploys two telecom satellites in orbit despite telemetry loss". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 14 February 2019. The craft hosts a secondary payload for NASA named the Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, instrument.
  2. ^ "SES 14 / GOLD". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 14 February 2019.