SES-11, a high-powered hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite, was recently launched with SpaceX from Cape Canaveral, Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11 is a dual-mission satellite, providing SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders of 36 MHz, owned and operated by SES, marketed under the name SES-11, and EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105. The high-powered communications satellite replaces C-band capacity for AMC-18 and Ku-band capacity for AMC-15 at the 105 degrees West orbital slot.
SES-11 will be utilized for the expansion of SES’s North America Ultra HD platform, which hosts one of the world’s largest Ultra HD bouquet of 10 Ultra HD channels and reaches a combined audience of more than 10 million subscribers. SES-11 is the 47th satellite based on Airbus’s highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform. It has a launch mass of 5200 kg and spacecraft power of 12 kW.