SES-14 goes operational

SES announced that the high-powered SES-14 satellite is now serving Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as North America, North Atlantic and West Africa. It is positioned at 47.5 degrees West, replacing and augmenting services currently provided on NSS-806.
The new satellite has both C- and Ku-band wide-beam coverage and Ku-band high throughput spot beam coverage. According to the company, it is SES’s second hybrid satellite to serve the Americas, with the first being SES-15.
The satellite is expanding the reach of SES’s second cable neighbourhood in Latin America, and provides new capacity for direct-to-home services.
SES-14 was launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. SES-14 was built by Airbus Defence and Space and is an all-electric satellite.