Press Release

SES-8 Launch on SpaceX/Falcon 9 Delayed to Thursday 28

By SpaceRef Editor
November 26, 2013
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SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (SESG.PA) and SpaceX announce that the Falcon 9 mission to launch the SES-8 satellite is delayed to November 28.

SpaceX observed unexpected readings with the first stage liquid oxygen system and is taking corrective action.

The launch vehicle and satellite have been secured and SES and SpaceX are looking forward to the next launch opportunity on Thursday at 5:38 p.m. Eastern time (23.38 CET).

About SES

SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 54 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.

SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (SESG.PA) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under:



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