|Operator||SES New Skies (2009)|
SES World Skies (2009-2011)
SES S.A. (2011-present)
|Mission duration||15 years|
|Launch mass||2,230 kilograms (4,920 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||12 February 2009, 22:09UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 5ECA V187|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-3|
|Perigee altitude||35,783 kilometres (22,235 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||35,801 kilometres (22,246 mi)|
|Epoch||29 October 2013, 13:27:57 UTC|
NSS-9 is a communications satellite owned by SES WORLD SKIES. It is an all C-band satellite intended as a replacement for NSS-5, and has three beams with 44 active C-band transponders.
NSS-9 was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation and launched February 12, 2009 aboard Ariane 5 flight V-187.
Built on the Orbital STAR-2 satellite bus, NSS-9 has an expected useful lifetime extending through 2024.
Its launch has been featured in National Geographic Channel's programme World's Toughest Fixes S02E02.