SES-12 launches aboard a Falcon 9 rocket
|Mission duration||15 years|
|Manufacturer||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Launch mass||5,383.85 kg (11,869.4 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||4 June 2018|
|Launch site||Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, Florida|
SES-12 is a geostationary communications satellite operated by SES and designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space. It has a mass of 5.4 t (6.0 tons) and has a design life of at least 15 years.
SES-12 was successfully launched on a SpaceX Block 4 (B1040) Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center Launchpad 40 on 4 June 2018 at 12:45 a.m. EDT (04:45 UTC), and was successfully released into orbit approximately 33 minutes later.
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