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Satellite Name: GovSat-1 (SES 16)
Status: active
Position: 21° E (21.4° E)
NORAD: 43178
Cospar number: 2018-013A
Operator: SES S.A.
Launch date: 30-Jan-2018
Launch site: Cape Canaveral SFS
Launch vehicle: Falcon 9 v1.2
Launch mass (kg): 4230
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman
Model (bus): GEOStar-3
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15+ yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s): 7748.5 LHCP
SES-16/GovSat is a multi-mission satellite using dedicated military frequencies (X-band and military Ka-band) offering in total 68 transponder-equivalent units of 36 MHz. It will combine a global X-band beam for wide-area communications, a European Anchor beam to interconnect agency headquarters and six high-powered, fully steerable spot beams that can direct focused capacity wherever it is needed, whenever it is needed. Services supported by the satellite include secure radio communications, data-intensive applications, mobile communications and Intelligence, Reconnaissance & Security services. The satellite will be operated by LuxGovSat, a new company jointly incorporated by SES and the Luxembourg Government.
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