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SES 5, which will operate at 5 degrees East in geostationary orbit, carries 36 Ku-band transponders and up to 24 transponders in C-band for direct-to-home television, cellular backhaul and maritime communications in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It features two Ku-band beams, one targeting the Nordic and Baltic regions, the other trained on sub-Saharan Africa.

SES 5 is also carrying a hosted L-band navigation terminal for the executive commission of the 27-nation European Union. The terminal will be operated as part of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) system, which provides verification of GPS navigation signals through the use of satellites in geostationary orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 38652
  • SES5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-07-09
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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