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Satellite operator SES has confirmed that its SES-12 platform was successfully launched onboard a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral.

SES 12 VAB 2Said to be ‘uniquely designed’ with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams and the largest satellite ever built for the company, SES-12 has been manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space will be positioned at 95° East. Among a number of use cases, it is designed to expand the operator’s capabilities to provide direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region,  including rapidly growing markets such as India and Indonesia.

The new platform will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East and will replace and augment the services currently being provided on SES’ NSS-6 satellite. Together with SES-8, SES-12 will reach 18 million TV homes from its orbital position. The satellites will provide pay-TV operators the reliability and scalability to elevate viewing experiences by adding more content and delivering higher-quality picture quality to address the ever-increasing audience demand for high definition (HD) and Ultra HD content.

Commenting on the launch, Martin Halliwell, chief technology officer at SES said, “More content. More immersive viewing experience. Blazing internet speeds. Reliable cell coverage. All of these dynamic customer requirements can now be met with the successful launch of SES-12, which will provide incremental high-performance capacity and offer greater reliability and flexibility to our customers.”