Satellite SES-5 (Sirius 5, Astra 4B) of SES World Skies (SES [Société Européenne des Satellites (SES)])

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names SES-5 (Sirius 5, Astra 4B)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner SES World Skies (SES [Société Européenne des Satellites (SES)])
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 5
Perigee (km) 35783
Apogee (km) 35791
Eccentricity 9.48834120074958E-05
Inclination (degrees) 0.13
Period (minutes) 1436.12
Launch Mass (kg.) 6007
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 09-07-2012
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Space Systems/Loral
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Proton M
COSPAR Number 2012-036A
NORAD Number 38652
Comments 24 C-band transponders and 36 Ku-band transponders. Also carries hosted L-band payload for the European Commission’s European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS).


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