SES O3b mPOWER 3 & 4 (Falcon 9)
28 April 2023
Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

On 28 April 28 2023 at 6:12 p.m., a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the SES O3b mPOWER mission to medium-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. After stage separation, the Falcon 9's first stage landed on the Just Read The Instructions drone ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

This was the second launch and landing for this Falcon 9 first stage booster, which previously supported Crew-6.

Artist rendition of O3b mPOWER satellites in orbit. Image Credit: SES

Cape Canaveral, 28 April 2023 – Two additional O3b mPOWER satellites were successfully launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States, at 6:12 pm local time, SES announced today.

The second pair of O3b mPOWER satellites will join the first two satellites launched in December 2022, which have arrived at their target medium earth orbit (MEO) and are currently undergoing in-orbit check out. The O3b mPOWER system will offer high-performance network services delivering industry-best throughput, predictable low latency, and ultra-reliable service availability.

Comprising an initial constellation of 11 high-throughput satellites built by Boeing, the O3b mPOWER ecosystem is easily scalable and requires just six MEO satellites to provide high performance connectivity services around the globe. Additionally, SES is working closely with some of the best ground system partners in the world to virtualise and standardise a variety of platforms on the O3b mPOWER network to serve mobility, telecom, government, and enterprise customers more efficiently and effectively.

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