SES-5 ready for launch, again
July 9, 2012
By Chris Forrester
SES-5, the latest satellite from SES of Luxembourg, has been rescheduled for launch late in the evening of July 9th (Paris time at 20.38, local Baikonur time is 00.38 on July 10th).
The launch was scrubbed twice last month while the Proton rocket system was checked.
SES’s high-powered Ku-band beams will bring incremental capacity over Africa, and the Nordic and Baltic countries to support DTH services. Its C-band beams cover Africa, the Middle East and Europe to enable services such as GSM backhaul, VSAT applications, maritime communications and video distribution.