Satellite SES-7 (Protostar 2, Indostar 2) of SES World Skies (SES [Société Européenne des Satellites (SES)])

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names SES-7 (Protostar 2, Indostar 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) 108.02
Perigee (km) 35783
Apogee (km) 35790
Eccentricity 8.30239702062553E-05
Inclination (degrees) 0.03
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 4007
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 16-05-2009
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Boeing Satellite Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Breeze M
COSPAR Number 2009-027A
NORAD Number 34941
Comments 13 S-band, 27 Ku-band transponders, covers Indonesia, india, Taiwan and the Philippines. Purchased at auction in Dec. 2009 for $185 million.


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