ILS has informed SES that the launch of the Proton launch vehicle with the SES-5 satellite has been rescheduled for July 10, 2012. The launch will take place at 00:38:30 local time in Baikonur (July 9 at 20:38:30 CET and 14:38:30 EDT). To be located at the orbital position of 5 degrees East, SES-5 has been manufactured by Space Systems/Loral and carries 36 Ku-band transponders and 24 C-band transponders. The spacecraft will cover Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Live video transmission in Europe and via Internet worldwide
In Europe, video transmissions of the launch will be available via ASTRA 19.2° East.
For SD reception: channel 1,037, downlink frequency 11023,25 MHz, horizontal polarization, symbol rate 22,0 MSym/s, FEC 5/6, Service ID 5221, name: SES-5 Launch.
For HD reception: channel 1,028, downlink frequency 11626.50 MHz, vertical polarization, DVB-S2, 22.0 MSym/s, 8PSK 2/3, Service ID 4400, name: SES-5 Launch HD.
A webcast will be available via www.ilslaunch.com. The video transmission from the launch site will start about 30 minutes before lift-off of Proton with SES-5.