What does the SES 1 satellite do?

SES 1, a commercial geostationary communications satellite, was launched on a Proton M rocket with a Breeze M upper stage from Baikonur on 24 April 2010 at 11:19 UT. The satellite carries 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders and will provide service to North American customers from a longitude of 101° W.

What does the SES 1 do?’?

A digital channel transponder satellite, the SES-1 provides communication capacity, connectivity and flexibility. 24 Ku-band and 24 C-band transponders of 36MHz capacity are installed in the satellite. Six channels in each band are cross connected to the opposite band for offering new service capability.

How many SES satellites are there?

SES S.A. SES is one of the world’s leading satellite owners and operators with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, geostationary orbit (GEO) and medium Earth orbit (MEO).

Who founded SES?

On 2 July 1974, vide Executive Council Minute No. 155, Major-General Sir Alan Stretton CBE, AO was appointed as the Natural Disasters Organisation’s first Director-General.

What is an SES Tier 2?

Level II positions are generally deputy positions under the secretary of the a major federal departments or the head of an agency. Since 2017, the yearly pay for an ES Level 2 official has been raised 8.2% from $187,000 per year to $203,700 per year.

How much do SES Band 1 get paid?


Classification P5 Median
SES 1 $225,903 $254,739
SES 2 $289,109 $322,733
SES 3 $391,499 $439,777

Can you go from GS-14 to SES?

If you are a GS-14 or GS-15, you will be eligible to apply for SES jobs. Each position announcement lists the grade level qualifications and many are open for applicants at the GS-14 level. Grade does not necessarily demonstrate the leadership capabilities required for ECQ approval, though.

How did the SES start?

It was formed as a precaution to any potential attacks on Australian soil. The name was changed to the “State Emergency Service” (abbreviated to “SES”) during the 1970s, to reflect a change of emphasis into providing emergency help related to floods, storms and other natural emergencies.