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Mission type Communication
Operator SES
COSPAR ID 2012-036A
SATCAT no. 38652
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus LS-1300
Manufacturer Space Systems/Loral
Launch mass 6,008 kilograms (13,245 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 9 July 2012, 18:38:30 (2012-07-09UTC18:38:30Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-M/Briz-M
Launch site Baikonur 81/24
Contractor ILS
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 5° East
Band 24 C band
36 Ku band
Bandwidth C band: 36 MHz
Ku band: 33-36 MHz
Coverage area Sub-Saharan Africa
North Africa
Middle East
Atlantic Ocean

SES-5 (also known as Astra 4B and Sirius 5) is a commercial geostationary communication satellite operated by SES. It was launched on 9 July 2012. It was constructed by Space Systems/Loral, and is based on the LS-1300 satellite bus. It carries 24 C-band and 36 Ku-band transponders. It covers Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Europe, Atlantic Ocean.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "SES 5 / Astra 4B". Gunter's Space. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "SES-5". SES World Skies. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 

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