Satellite SES-2 of SES World Skies (SES [Société Européenne des Satellites (SES)])

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names SES-2
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner SES World Skies (SES [Société Européenne des Satellites (SES)])
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -87
Perigee (km) 35778
Apogee (km) 35798
Eccentricity 0.000237202903363537
Inclination (degrees) 0.01
Period (minutes) 1436.19
Launch Mass (kg.) 3200
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 5000
Date of Launch 21-09-2011
Expected Lifetime 15-18 yrs.
Contractor Orbital Sciences Corp.
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
COSPAR Number 2011-049A
NORAD Number 37809
Comments 24 active C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders; provides comprehensive coverage of North America and the Caribbean. Also features the Commercially Hosted InfraRed Payload (CHIRP) for U.S. Air Force--wide-field of view sensor to validate space-based infrared technologies from geosynchronous orbit.


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