Fourth batch of O3b constellation in orbit
With four satellites, built by Tas
The four latest satellites in the O3b constellation built by Thales Alenia Space (TAS) for SES Networks were successfully launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana (South America) by a Soyuz rocket.
These four new satellites will expand the current O3b constellation of 12 satellites, which have been operational in orbit since 2014.
Thanks to the high-performance satellites, SES Networks, the SES business unit dedicated to global data networks, provides broadband services to telecom and mobile network operators, Internet service providers, enterprises, and customers in the mobility, energy and government sectors.
O3b satellites are positioned at an altitude of 8,000 km along the equator, four times closer to the Earth than satellites in geostationary orbit. Operating in the Ka-band, they offer telecommunications and Internet connectivity services at a fibre-like speed across the globe.
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