New SES satellite to service Middle East

SES, a global satellite operator, has launched its high performance SES-5 satellite on the 9th of July which will deliver direct-to-home services, broadband, maritime communications, GSM backhaul and VSAT applications in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The SES-5 satellite, to be positioned at the orbital slot of 5 degrees East, features 36 active Ku-band transponders and up to 24 C-band transponders. One of his Ku band beam will cover Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as one of his two C-band beam that will cover Africa and the Middle East. The spacecraft also provides Ka-band uplink capability, allowing for flexible operations between Europe and Africa.

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French Version

SES SA, opérateur satellitaire mondial, a lancé son satellite haute performance SES-5 le 9 juillet qui délivrera des services direct-to home, de la bande passante haut débit, de la communication maritime, du backhaul GSM et des applications VSAT en Europe, en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient.

Le satellite SES-5, positionné sur l’orbite 5 degrés Est, dispose de 36 transpondeurs actifs en bande Ku et jusqu’à 24 en bande C. Un de ses faisceaux en bande Ku couvre l’Afrique subsaharienne, ainsi que l’un de ses deux faisceaux en bande C qui couvrira l’Afrique et le Moyen-Orient. L’engin spatial prévoit également de la capacité en bande Ka en liaison montante, afin de permettre des opérations flexibles entre l’Europe et l’Afrique.

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