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SES-5 fully operational

Satellite operator SES has announced that the SES-5 satellite is now fully operational at the orbital position of 5° East. 
SES-5 launched on July 10 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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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