SES SA Announces that SES-5 Now Operational at 5 Degrees East

Monday, 17 Sep 2012 12:15pm EDT 

SES SA announced that the SES-5 satellite is fully operational at the orbital position of 5 degrees East. SES-5, launched on July 10, 2012 on board an ILS Proton rocket, was designed and built for SES by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). The spacecraft features 36 active Ku-band transponders, and up to 24 active C-band transponders and is ready to deliver coverage for Direct-to-Home (DTH) services, broadband, maritime communications, GSM backhaul, and VSAT applications in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. 

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