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SES: €980m orders on mPOWER

SES CEO Steve Collar, speaking following the successful launch on December 16th of two O3b/mPOWER satellites, says that its all-important backlog of orders for capacity on the mPOWER fleet has grown to €980 million, up from the €950 million confirmed earlier this year. The backlog covers the mPOWER fleet and usage on board its geostationary […]

December 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES starts mPOWER journey

The first pair of Boeing-built mPOWER satellites for SES have been delivered to Cape Canaveral ahead of their planned launch – which will be handled by SpaceX – around the middle of December. The O3b mPOWER satellites are part of SES’s second-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system operating at approximately 8,000 km altitude from the […]

December 6, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES commits to new LEO consortium

SES is investing in IN:IO Enterprise, a group seeking to win the European Union’s proposed Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation. If the new consortium wins the EU’s approval then SES will be the world’s only satellite operator with geostationary (its own), Mid-Earth (O3b/mPOWER) and LEO assets in orbit. Eutelsat is not part of this new […]

September 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES: Further delays to mPOWER fleet

The important addition to the SES fleet of satellites by its new mPOWER medium Earth orbiting craft has again been delayed. The news, perhaps linked with the reports that SES was in discussions with arch-rival Intelsat over a possible link-up, didn’t help the SES share price, which crashed 9.2 per cent in early trading on […]

August 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Maritime users to increase sat-constellation spend

NSR’s Maritime SATCOM Markets, 10th Edition report finds satellite constellations from the likes of SES mPower, Starlink, OneWeb, Telesat Lightspeed, and more, poised to start a new era for maritime satellite connectivity. The revolution of low latency satellite constellations is underway, and their entrance into the Maritime market will have a profound impact on both uptake and […]

June 29, 2022

SES share price steady rise

May 25th saw SES’s share price rise another 1.69 per cent. This translates at just a €0.15 rise which is hardly spectacular, but added on to the 28 per cent rise over the past six months and that momentum translates into almost a full €2 rise. Indeed, a 12-month examination puts the SES stock on […]

May 27, 2022

Forecast: HTS capacity supply to grow at “torrid pace”

Euroconsult has released the 6th edition of its High Throughput Satellites (HTS) report – its in-depth analysis of geostationary (GEO) and non-geostationary (NGSO) HTS markets including major drivers, strategic issues, competitive landscape and detailed forecasts of capacity supply and associated demand take-up. After helping reshape the satellite communications industry through their ever-improving capacity volumes and […]

March 24, 2022

SES: “Demand for government comms increasing”

SES has told investment analysts that its exposure to Russian or Ukrainian revenues is extremely limited. But it says that the conflict has increased demand for governments for military grade X-band communications has increased in the past couple of weeks. The X-band usage is centred through its Govsat-1 capacity which is part of its SES-16 […]

March 21, 2022

SES profits up 69%

Satellite operator SES reported rising net profits up 69 per cent to €323 million (€191m in 2020), helped by lower operating costs and interest expenses. Shareholders will be pleased that the overall improvement in the operator’s prospects mean that this year’s dividend will rise to €0.50 (from €0.40), a 25 per cent rise. SES said […]

February 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Gilat Q4 revenues up 58%

Israel-based speciality satellite services company Gilat reported revenues up 58 per cent for its Q4 2021 to $67.3 million (from $42.6 million for the same period in 2020). The quarter help propel Gilat to revenues for the full year to $218.9 million, up 32 per cent y-o-y. Guidance for 2022 is for revenues of between […]

February 17, 2022By Chris Forrester