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ILS Proton Launch of SES-5 Satellite Rescheduled.

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan -- ILS has informed SES (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) 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).

SES-5 satellite Courtesy: Space Systems/Loral (Photo: Business Wire)

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 19.2x 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 The video transmission from the launch site will start about 30 minutes before lift-off of Proton with SES-5.

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About SES

SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.

SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

SES (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under:

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