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SES-5 to launch tomorrow

The launch of SES’s latest satellite, SES-5, has been rescheduled for tomorrow.

SES-5 had been set for a June 19 launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. However, an out of tolerance telemetry reading on a first stage subsystem was detected during pre-flight testing and the launch was aborted.
The satellite will launch at 00:38 CET.

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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