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SPECIAL REPORT: AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

Airbus-built SES-12 Dual-mission Satellite Successfully Launched

Artist's view of the SES-12

Biggest ever all-electric satellite now in space
Mul -mission flexible satellite, SES-12 is the third Airbus all-electric satellite in orbit
SES-12, the 13th satellite built by Airbus for SES, was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on June 4. Following separation from the launcher, the most powerful all-electric
satellite ever has completed its initialization phase and has
started its electric orbit raising (EOR) operations as planned.
SES-12 is the third all-electric satellite built by Airbus in orbit. Its
communications payload incorporates state-of-the-art solutions,
in particular multi-beam antennas linked to a digital signal processor, which enable a multitude of basic spectral channels to be
allocated to various beams in a completely flexible manner.
"Airbus salutes SES' ambitions regarding innovation and responsiveness in a rapidly changing market and we acknowledge their
strong support for all-electric satellite technology", said Nicolas
Chamussy, Head of Space Systems. "We have been using electric propulsion for station-keeping for more than a decade and
have now in orbit three Eurostar E3000 satellites equipped with
the EOR technology. The Airbus team has now started SES-12
Electric Orbit Raising (EOR) operations."
The mass saving by using all-electric EOR technology enables
SES-12 to combine two high-capacity missions, equivalent to
two conventional payloads, in one spacecraft. To fulfil its dual
mission, SES-12 features both wide beams and high throughput
spot beams to serve diverse connectivity needs. The satellite will
provide expansion and replacement capacity to serve the fixed

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data, mobility, government and video sectors in the Middle East
and Asia-Pacific regions.
SES-12 will operate in the Ku and Ka-bands with a total of 76
active transponders and eight antennas. Weighing 5,400 kg at
launch it has an electrical power of 19 kW and will operate in
geostationary orbit at the 95° East location for a planned service
period of more than 15 years.

About Airbus
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related
services. In 2017 it generated revenues of € 59 billion restated
and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the
most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to
more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing
tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one
of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus
provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions
worldwide.

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Editor’s Choice
Magnetic Nanoparticles Leap from Lab Bench to Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
Safran, a Major Player in Plasma Propulsion, Finds Booming Market for its Hall Eff ect Thrusters
NASA Develops Hall-Eff ect Electric Propulsion to Thrust Exploration on into Deep Space
Airbus-built SES-12 Dual-mission Satellite Successfully Launched
Research & Development
Case Study
Product News
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Marketplace/ Advertising Index
Spontaneous Thoughts: Dysprosium 2.0
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Magnetics Business & Technology - Summer 2018 - Magnetic Nanoparticles Leap from Lab Bench to Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
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Magnetics Business & Technology - Summer 2018 - Safran, a Major Player in Plasma Propulsion, Finds Booming Market for its Hall Eff ect Thrusters
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Magnetics Business & Technology - Summer 2018 - NASA Develops Hall-Eff ect Electric Propulsion to Thrust Exploration on into Deep Space
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