SES-5's single hemispheric C-band beam 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 brings enhanced capacity to Africa, and is ideal for supporting DTH services. It also carries 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 and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Atlantic Ocean Region, 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
Ku-band: Africa:24,
Nordic: 12


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