High Throughput Connectivity to Meet All Mission Requirements

Providing global reach with superior performance, our next-generation Geostationary Earth Orbiting (GEO) High Throughput Satellites (HTS) deliver robust Ku-band and Ka-band services. Leveraging flexible spot-beam technology, these HTS satellites at GEO offer exceptional performance and wide coverage.

Combined with our O3b MEO constellation, our GEO HTS satellites deliver the industry’s only multi-orbit, multi-band offering that provides unprecedented network resiliency and intelligent, application-aware load balancing. Together, these constellations deliver:

  • Global Ku-band coverage for services across multiple use cases 
  • Expansive capacity for enabling virtual network operators

What is a High Throughput Satellite?

High Throughput Satellites are communication satellites that provide more throughput and power than wide beam satellites for about the same amount of allocated orbital spectrum. HTS utilize concentrated spot-beam technology that enables:

  • High level frequency re-use resulting in a significant increase in overall capacity and data transmission.
  • More efficient use of the spectrum, translating to lower prices for the end user.

Providing resilient coverage for real time decision making for our warfighters and disaster response.

Meet Our GEO HTS Fleet

Our GEO HTS fleet includes SES-12, SES-14, SES-15, and SES- 17. All four satellites provide significant high-power capacity for both stationary and comms-on-the-move missions.

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From a remote forward-operating base in need of general communication to a vessel in the Pacific theatre transmitting HD video, this Ku-band satellite is optimally situated to ensure mission-critical information is delivered to its intended location. SES-12 provides our warfighters with secure connectivity from location to location with minimal rain degradation and interference.

SES-12 provides VSAT, Mobility, and HTS data connectivity services for secure missions in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, with the flexibility to leverage traditional wide beams and high-throughput spot beams to fit unique mission requirements.

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The satellite entrusted to carry the NASA Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD)  hosted payload, SES-14 supports missions in the Americas and the North Atlantic Region. SES-14 provides government and military users with secure connectivity even in the most austere and remote environments. 

SES-14 features Ku-band HTS spot beams that support the increasing demand for aeronautical and maritime mobility applications, AISR, maritime exercises, training missions, and VSAT services for all government segments.

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Entrusted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) hosted payload that improves the accuracy and availability of GPS for the aviation industry, SES-15 supports missions in North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

SES-15 supports transport missions, VSAT networks, and maritime applications with a combination of wide beams and HTS multi-spot beams that are tailored to the major aerial routes in North America, providing more capacity where the air traffic is denser.

Whether it involves a transport aircraft or an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), SES-15 will deliver the connectivity required for mission success.

The first Very High Throughput Satellite (VHTS) to launch with a fully-digital payload, SES-17 features a Digital Transparent Processor (DTP) as the cornerstone of its payload. This provides in-orbit frequency plan flexibility, allowing customers to change their networks in real time in response to mission requirements.

SES-17 supports military and government missions with wide beams and high throughput Ka-band spot beams covering the Americas and the Atlantic Ocean. With faster speeds and the ability to connect to smaller antennas, SES-17 is ideal for secure aero missions and supporting comms on the move. 

SES-17 is compatible with the SES Adaptive Resource Control (ARC) solution, which automates the delivery of bandwidth where and when it’s needed by synchronizing spacecraft and ground system resources, and by dynamically controlling power levels, throughput, and frequency allocation.

Additional News Articles

Want to learn more about our High Throughput Satellite Solutions?
Check out these articles from the Government Satellite Report.


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