THAICOM 5 is Thaicom’s "Hot Bird" satellite for broadcast & media services at 78.5° East. The high-powered Ku-Band transponders, with both spot and steerable beams, are ideally suited to Digital DTH services for Southeast Asia. Global beam coverage on THAICOM 5 spans over four continents and can service users in Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa.

Manufacturer Alcatel Alenia Space, France
Orbital Slot 78.5° East
Useful Life >14 Years
Attitude Control 3-Axis Stabilized
Launch Mass 2,776 Kg
Launch Date May 2006
Transponder Capacity
C-Band 25 Transponders
Ku-Band 14 Transponders