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SES-12 Mission (27695627527).jpg
SES-12 launches aboard a Falcon 9 rocket
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2018-049A
SATCAT no.43488Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftSES-12 (planned)
ManufacturerAirbus Defence and Space
Launch mass5,383.85 kg (11,869.4 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date4 June 2018[1]
RocketFalcon 9
Launch siteSpace Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
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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.[2]

Together with SES-8, it is expected to reach 18 million homes.[3]

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),[1] and was successfully released into orbit approximately 33 minutes later.

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  1. ^ a b Dean, James (June 4, 2018). "SpaceX Falcon 9 delivers massive commercial satellite to orbit from Cape Canaveral". Florida Today. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Krebs, Gunter Dirk. "SES-12". Gunter's Space Page.
  3. ^ "Space X Falcon Delivers SES-12 into orbit". Rapid TV News.