A commercial satellite, SES-12 is operated by SES S.A. of Luxembourg for the purpose of communications.
Constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (France/UK/Germany), it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 4 June 2018. SES-12 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.
SES-12 has a launch mass of 5,300 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 15 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2018-049A and NORAD ID 43488.
With an orbital eccentricity of 0.00E+00, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,785km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,785km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.
With generated usable power of 15000 watts, SES-12 orbits along the longitude of 95 degrees.