February 2014
VIA Satellite;Feb2014, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p5
Market Research Report
The article presents the views of chief technology officer (CTO) Martin Halliwell on the significance of the first of the two artificial satellites launch by artificial satellite company SES S.A. which breaks through the commercial satellite launch markets. It mentions the significant role of Falcon 9 spacecraft carrying the company's satellite into GTO (gate turn-off thyristor) 31 minutes after lift-off. It also adds the successful SES 8 launch which marks the new era for satellite industry.


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