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Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSES S.A.
COSPAR ID2018-013A
SATCAT no.43178
Mission duration15 years (planned)
3 years, 3 months, 9 days (elapsed)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerOrbital ATK
Launch mass4,230 kg (9,330 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date31 January 2018, UTC
RocketFalcon 9 Full Thrust (s/n B1032.2)
Launch siteCape Canaveral, SLC-40
Entered serviceApril 2018
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude21° East
Band68 transponders:
Ka-band, X-band
Bandwidth36 MHz
Coverage areaEurope
← SES-14
SES-17 →

SES-16 is a geostationary communications satellite operated by SES S.A. and designed and manufactured by Orbital ATK; LuxGovSat is a joint venture between SES and Luxembourg government. It has a mass of 4,230 kg (9,330 lb) and has a design life of at least 15 years.[1] The satellite, also known as GovSat-1, was launched by SpaceX on 31 January 2018.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "GovSat 1 (SES 16)". Gunter's Space Page. 29 June 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  2. ^ "SpaceX launches GovSat-1 with previously flown Falcon 9 booster". SpaceNews. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
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