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O3b mPOWER ecosystem explained

At SES, we believe our customers are best served with satellites operating in multiple orbits to maximise service options tailored to their specific requirements. In addition to having GEO satellites, we also operate a constellation of O3b satellites in the medium earth orbit (MEO) today to deliver global connectivity services to our customers around the world.

In 2017, we announced our next-generation MEO system – O3b mPOWER. The O3b mPOWER communications system comprises an initial constellation of 11 high-performance satellites, intelligent software and extensive ground infrastructure, and will launch in 2021.

We work with various technology partners ranging from satellite manufacturer and launcher to software companies and modem partners to deliver cloud-scale connectivity services for market segments such as telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, energy, as well as governments and institutions around the world.

O3b mPOWER Deep Dive


As the journey of O3b mPOWER unfolds, a crucial part of the development lies in the cutting-edge technology that defines the communications system. Whether it’s the network of satellites, customer edge terminal or new digital software, SES’s mission, together with our technology partners, is to develop innovative solutions and revolutionise connectivity worldwide. Find out more about how the O3b mPOWER technology is being developed.
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The O3b mPOWER Journey Begins
Our technology partner Boeing is building seven low-latency MEO satellites—creating the foundation to our most powerful communications system yet.
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Developing Customer Edge Terminals
Working with partners Alcan, Isotropic, and Viasat to develop high-performance customer edge terminal solutions.
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Developing Innovative Software Solution with Kythera
The Adaptive Resource Control (ARC) system will utilise real-time data to optimise network services and deliver premium user experiences with maximum efficiency.
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SpaceX to launch O3b mPOWER
SpaceX to deliver our O3b mPOWER satellites into space on board their Falcon 9 rockets.
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Isotropic Unveils Exciting Customer Edge Terminal Development
Technology partner Isotropic Systems enters new development phase to test digital software-defined terminals for our O3b mPOWER system.
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SpaceX to launch additional four O3b mPOWER satellites
SpaceX to deliver four additional O3b mPOWER satellites into space on board their Falcon 9 rockets.
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The O3b mPOWER system will deliver low-latency, high-throughput connectivity on the high seas so that it can deliver exceptional internet experience to passengers on a cruise ship or enhance operations of commercial ships.
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First Cruise Customer: Princess Cruises
Our first O3b mPOWER customer Carnival to further raise the bar on guest connectivity in the cruise industry with unlimited bandwidth.
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In the telecommunications sector, O3b mPOWER is able to respond to the growing bandwidth demand worldwide by providing high broadband and seamless connectivity to telcos and support mobile backhaul with its intelligent and dynamic control solutions. O3b mPOWER is adaptable to any generation of mobile services, including 5G.


First Telco Customer: Orange
Partnering with Orange to deliver high-quality connectivity and build smarter open networks across Africa.
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In the mining and offshore energy industries, the O3b mPOWER system drives digital transformation and enhances operations by supporting new bandwidth-hungry digital applications. O3b mPOWER is able to improve employee welfare by supporting smart security equipment for miners or by connecting oil rig workers with their families and the rest of the world.
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With the next-generation O3b mPOWER system, governmental institutions can leverage its scalable capabilities to deliver successful and reliable communications for boosting operations and carrying out critical missions. O3b mPOWER’s adaptability also enables rapid disaster response support to bring connectivity to affected areas worldwide.
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Isotropic Systems Signs Contract with SES GS to Initiate Multi-Orbit Trials of Next-Gen Multi-beam Antenna Technologies for U.S. Military
Isotropic Systems’ prototype multi-beam terminals to be trialed at SES teleport and U.S. Army base.
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In the cloud transformation era, O3b mPOWER system plays an important role in empowering enterprises and business with its cloud-optimised network. Using its high-throughput and low latency connectivity, O3b mPOWER makes cloud applications accessible, connecting even the most remote and underserved locations and meeting the demand of enterprises around the globe.
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SES Becomes Microsoft Azure Orbital Founding Connectivity Partner
SES’s proven low-latency MEO managed services to be part of Microsoft’s new multi-orbit satellite connectivity integrated with Azure, promising optimized cloud application performance for O3b mPOWER customers.
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SES Advances Digital Transformation with Cloud-First Strategy, Expanded Agreement
Multi-year agreement with Microsoft includes Azure Orbital integration, SES’s expanded use of Azure and joint development of new video and data connectivity services.
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