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« on: June 27, 2020, 05:47:08 PM »

SES selects 2 US companies to build 4 satellites as part of Accelerated C-Band Clearing Plan

FROM: SPACEDAILY.COM
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Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 22, 2020



 SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, announces it has selected two U.S. satellite manufacturers, Northrop Grumman and the Boeing Company, to deliver four new satellites as part of the company's accelerated C-band clearing plan to meet the Federal Communications Commission's objectives to roll-out 5G services.

Northrop Grumman will deliver two flight-proven GeoStar-3 satellites, each equipped with a high-quality C-band payload to deliver the superior customer experience that end users are accustomed to. The two satellites - SES-18 and SES-19 - will be designed, assembled and tested in Dulles, Virginia.

The Boeing Company will deliver a pair of highly efficient all-electric 702SP satellites. The two satellites - SES-20 and SES-21 - will be manufactured and assembled in Los Angeles, California.

These four C-band only new satellites will enable SES to clear 280 MHz of mid-band spectrum for 5G use while seamlessly migrating SES's existing C-band customers. Each satellite will have 10 primary transponders of ...................

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 09:40:15 PM »

hyper,

if there are 40 transponders total, hopefully they wont forget the fta community. Maybe they will go to a new 32apsk format and leave some channels open? hope hope hope.

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 09:53:17 PM »

With DVB-S2 and now DVB-S2X they can fit many channels on a single Transponder
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 01:40:51 PM »

With DVB-S2 and now DVB-S2X they can fit many channels on a single Transponder

I haven't been keeping up with the receivers lately. Are there many models available that will support S2X ?

Hopefully with 5G looming as the demise of C Band maybe there will be some of the displaced content on KU?
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