March 6 – SES S.A. announced that it selected Arianespace S.A. to launch the all-electric SES- 15 satellite on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle in 2017. SES-15 will be positioned at the 129°W orbital location to provide coverage of North America for aeronautical, government, VSAT and maritime services. Currently being manufactured by Boeing Satellite Systems International Inc., SES-15 will be equipped with a hybrid Ku- and Ka-band payload, with additional Ku-band wide beams and Ku- and Ka-band HTS capability.

March 16 – Arianespace S.A. announced that it was selected by Skybox Imaging, Inc. (Skybox) to launch a batch of four Skybox remote sensing satellites on the Vega launch vehicle in 2016.