WDR expands HD capacity with SES on ASTRA 19.2 degrees East

Expansion of services allows German viewers to enjoy WDR’s TV programming in HD quality The leading German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), regional member of the ARD broadcasting group operating in North Rhine-Westphalia, has expanded its partnership with SES to secure an additional transponder for High Definition (HD) programming on ASTRA 19.2 degrees East orbital Read More

ExoMars orbiter images Perseverance landing site (labelled)

The ESA-Roscosmos Trace Gas Orbiter has spotted NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, along with its parachute and back shell, heat shield and descent stage, in the Jezero Crater region of Mars. The images were captured with the orbiter’s CaSSIS camera on 23 February 2021. The components are labelled and are seen as dark or bright Read More

ESA – Cosmic Kiss goes symphonic

An epic ‘Space Symphony’ composed by Germany’s BigCityBeats is set to add musical goosebumps to the preparations of ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer for his Cosmic Kiss space mission, thanks to a new cooperation with ESA. This autumn, ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer will become the fourth German astronaut to visit the International Space Station, and the Read More

SES Extends Long-Term Partnership With Sky

UK’s leading pay-tv operator signs a multi-year, multi-transponder contract extension for satellite delivery of SD, HD and UHD channels across the UK and Ireland Sky UK has extended its contract with SES for satellite capacity in a new agreement that will add over EUR 90 million in secured backlog. This renewal is in addition to Read More

SES S.A. announces financial results for the year ended 31 December 2020

“A strong year of execution, a clear path to profitable growth and a commitment to shareholder return” Third successive year delivering EBITDA outlook despite challenging COVID-19 environment in 2020 • Growth engine Networks revenue +5% YOY(1,2), or +27% since 2017, and Video revenue of €1,108 million in line with expectations • Adjusted EBITDA(3) of €1,152 Read More

ESA plans mission to explore lunar caves

In a first step towards uncovering the Moon's subterranean secrets, in 2019 we asked for your ideas to detect, map and explore lunar caves. Five ideas were selected to be studied in more detail, each addressing different phases of a potential mission. Through these five Sysnova studies, three mission scenarios were developed – one to Read More

ESA – Greener way to get satellites moving

A sustained test firing of a ‘green’ satellite thruster at Poland’s Institute of Aviation, intended as a future alternative to today’s hydrazine-based apogee engines, typically used by telecommunication satellites to manoeuvre into their final geostationary orbits. Today hydrazine is the most common propellant employed by thrusters aboard satellites: it is highly energetic in nature but Read More

SES Networks to Power Ultimate Guest Connectivity Experience on Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady

Unlimited, ultra-fast, low latency Pretty Fly for a WiFi is part of Virgin Voyages’ on board experience SES Networks has announced today that it is working with Virgin Voyages to provide its fleet with the industry’s leading high-speed, low-latency connectivity. The ultra-modern Wi-Fi service will be free for every sailor. That’s pretty fly for Wi-Fi! Read More