SES-15

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Soyuz Launch Complex Kourou, French Guiana

SES 15 is a geostationary communications satellite operating in Ka- and Ku-bands in North America, which uses electric propulsion for initial orbit raising and all on-orbit manoeuvres.

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Additional Media

Arianespace Vol VS17 / SES-15 (VF)

MISSION VS17 : AVEC SOYUZ, ARIANESPACE REUSSIT LE LANCEMENT DE SES-15, PREMIER SATELLITE TOUT ELECTRIQUE DE L’OPERATEUR SES Arianespace a mis en orbite le sa...

Arianespace Flight VS17 / SES-15

Arianespace’s workhorse Soyuz launch vehicle successfully delivered SES-15 – an all-electric telecommunications satellite for operation by European-based SES...

The 40th SES satellite orbited by Arianespace is lofted on its latest Soyuz mission success

The flight, designated VS17 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system, lasted 5 hrs., 18 min. from the precise liftoff at 08:54:53 a.m. (local time i...

Décollage du Vol Soyouz 17 (images ralenties)

Le 18 mai 17, le lanceur Soyouz a réussi sa mission en mettant sur orbite le satellite SES-15, après son décollage du Centre spatial guyanais, port de l'Euro...

Soyuz STA

Family: Soyuz
Configuration: Fregat

The 2.1a version includes conversion from analog to digital flight control system and uprated engines on the booster and the first stage with improved injection systems. The new digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to launch from a fixed rather than angled launch platform and adjust its heading in flight. A digital control system also enables the launch of larger commercial satellites with wider and longer payload fairings such as the ST-type fairing. These fairings introduce too much aerodynamic instability for the old analog system to handle. This stage continues to use the RD-0110 engine. The 2.1a/ST version is sometimes called Soyuz ST-A.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    46.3 m
  • Diameter
    2.95 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    312 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz STA
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
    Fregat
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz STA/Fregat
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    7020 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2810 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    4230 kg

Arianespace

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 138 Failures: 7 Pending: 38

Agency Type: Commercial

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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Kourou, French Guiana

Pad: Soyuz Launch Complex


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