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SES's first two O3b mPOWER satellites arrive at Cape Canaveral

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SES’s first two O3b mPOWER satellites were delivered to Cape Canaveral last weekend and are scheduled for launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket mid-December. The O3b mPOWER satellites are part of SES's second-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system operating at approximately 8,000 km away from the Earth's surface, and will deliver high-performance connectivity services to enterprises and governments around the world.

The innovative O3b mPOWER ecosystem comprises an extensive ground infrastructure of eight ground stations strategically located around the world, dozens of software service providers, platform and customer terminal partners, as well as an initial constellation of 11 Boeing-built satellites.

With a scheduled start-of-service date in Q3 2023 with only six satellites, O3b mPOWER will offer the highest, most flexible throughput, roundtrip latency of less than 150 milliseconds and uncontended service options, backed by guaranteed service-level agreements.

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