SES-5 single hemispheric C-band beams over Africa, the Middle East and Europe makes it ideal to support services such as GSM backhaul, VSAT applications, maritime communications and video distribution. The high-powered Ku-band payload will bring enhanced capacity to Africa, and it is ideal for supporting DTH services. It will also carry a hosted L-band payload for the European Commission’s European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS).


  • C-band
  • Ku-band

Key data

Orbital location 5°E
Coverage Latin America, South Africa, North Africa, Europe, Atlantic Ocean, Middle East
Launch date 10 July 2012
Launch Vehicle Proton Breeze M
Design Life 15 years
Satellite Manufacturer Space Systems Loral
Polarisation C-band: Circular
Ku-band: Linear
Total Transponders C-band: 28
(36 MHz equivalent)
Ku-band: Africa:
up to 24 out of 6 FSS (36 MHz)
24 BSS (33 MHz) Nordic: up to 12 out of 12 FSS (36 MHz)
7 BSS (33 MHz)


    Fleet and coverage