Boeing, a leading aerospace company, has delivered the third and fourth O3b mPOWER satellites to content connectivity service provider SES for launching to medium Earth orbit (MEO) to provide broadband connectivity worldwide. The duo is set to embark for Cape Canaveral, Florida, joining the first two satellites already in orbit.
SES Chief Technology Officer, Ruy Pinto, expressed excitement about the new satellites joining the first two as they undergo testing to ensure they fulfill customers’ expectations. Pinto is optimistic that the O3b mPOWER system will deliver the industry’s best throughput, high availability, and predictable performance, essential for customers’ critical applications and creating new business opportunities for SES.
Boeing is contracted to deliver a total of 11 O3b mPOWER satellites to SES, with just six required for global connectivity services. The all-digital satellites with a software-driven payload offer flexibility and a unique advantage to change services and markets to meet data demands.
Michelle Parker, Vice President of Space Mission Systems at Boeing Defense, Space & Security, expressed pride in the successful delivery of the third and fourth O3b mPOWER satellites, with the remaining satellites in the constellation set to be delivered soon.
Boeing teams are introducing efficiencies into the manufacturing process, with seven more satellites in production. The team has reduced the bus module build time by over 50%, delivering similar efficiency improvements for payload integration and test, demonstrating the producibility benefits of the highly integrated 702X architecture.
The first two O3b mPOWER satellites launched in December 2022, marking a milestone in providing fiber-like broadband connectivity worldwide. With the delivery of the third and fourth satellites, SES is on track to fulfill its commitment to deliver global connectivity services, with just six satellites required.
Boeing’s O3b mPOWER satellites leverage the latest technology, providing fiber-like broadband connectivity to customers worldwide. The satellites offer high performance, throughput, and availability, making them essential for critical applications and creating new business opportunities.
The software-driven payload offers flexibility, allowing customers to change services and markets to meet data demands. The highly integrated 702X architecture also delivers producibility benefits, reducing manufacturing time and costs.
Boeing’s delivery of the third and fourth O3b mPOWER satellites to SES marks a significant milestone in providing worldwide broadband connectivity. With just six more satellites required for global connectivity services, SES is on track to fulfill its commitment to delivering high-performance, reliable, and predictable connectivity to customers worldwide. Boeing’s O3b mPOWER satellites offer flexibility and efficiency, leveraging the latest technology to meet customers’ data demands and creating new business opportunities.