Luxembourg-based smoothie SES has awarded a contract to Boeing to design and build seven super-powered device Earth orbit (MEO) satellites.
The satellites will be part of SES’ O3b mPOWER tenets, which will provide high-performance network communications to users worldwide.
Boeing settle upon deploy its most-advanced digital payload technology to build the satellites.
The Pty will also use customised electronics from its 702 satellite plank to support the MEO environment of the spacecraft.
“The SES O3b mPOWER system opens a new era of connectivity, fundamentally converting the role and capabilities of satellites.»
Boeing Satellite Systems International chairman and CEO Paul Rusnock communicated: “With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build moons faster and more cost-effectively while still providing the high-performance our characters have come to expect from Boeing digital satellites.
“This latest digital payload draft has an unprecedented level of technology integration, built-in test capability, and is modular and scalable for all circles.”
The proposed satellites will be designed to be launched up to four units at a stretch in a stacked configuration, depending upon the selection of launch vehicle.
Boeing has so far increased 12 satellites for SES, with the SES-15 being the latest one launched earlier this year.
SES president and CEO Karim Sabbagh revealed: “The SES O3b mPOWER system opens a new era of connectivity, fundamentally transforming the role and proficiencies of satellites.
“O3b mPOWER is a unique system with exponentially more power, conduct and flexibility, which sets the technology at the highest level, offering a Utopian road map for next-generation technology.”
Set to be launched by 2021, the O3b mPOWER system is skilful of providing multiple terabits of throughput worldwide.
In a separate development, Boeing has signed a reminder of understanding (MoU) with Malaysia Airlines for the sale of 16 aircraft.
Eye the MoU, Malaysia Airlines seeks to convert an existing order comprising Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to eight 787-9 Dreamliners, as far as add eight purchase rights over 737 MAX 8 planes.