SES World Skies
|Mission duration||15 years|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||16 May 2009, 00:57:38UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 200/39|
|Contractor||International Launch Services|
|Perigee||35,782 kilometres (22,234 mi)|
|Apogee||35,804 kilometres (22,248 mi)|
|Epoch||2 January 2014, 18:11:59 UTC|
|Band||Ku-band (22), S-band (10)|
|Coverage area||Asia (South Asia, North East Asia, South East Asia)|
SES-7 (formerly known as Indostar 2 / ProtoStar 2) is a Dutch commercial communication satellite operated by SES World Skies. Originally launched on 16 May 2009 by Boeing for ProtoStar Ltd and later purchased through auction by SES S.A. for SES World Skies unit for $180 million. SES-7 operates in geostationary orbit and intended to be located at a longitude of 108.2° East covering South Asia and Asia-Pacific region. SES-7 is built for optimized HD DTH (direct-to-home) satellite television service and broadband Internet access across the Asia-Pacific region.
The spacecraft was originally built for PanAmSat (now Intelsat) to be used as Galaxy-8iR, but that contract was terminated on November 15, 2002. The satellite was renamed SES-7 in May 2010.
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