SES-5 arrives at launch site

SES’s latest satellite, SES-5, has arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where it will be processed for launch, scheduled for June 19.

SES-5’s 36 active Ku-band transponders and up to 24 active C-band transponders will be located at 5° East. It will feature two Ku-band beams, one serving customers in the Nordic and Baltic countries and the other one serving sub-Saharan Africa as well as two C-band beams, one with global coverage and one with hemispheric coverage over Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The satellite provides Ka-band uplink capability, allowing for operations between Europe and Africa.

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