The origin of the Lα satellites Lα3, Lα4 and Lα5 have been explained in the elements from 40Zr to 50Sn, on the basis of multiple ionization theory. The energies and intensities of the various transitions corresponding to the L3Mx - MxM4,5 (where x = 1-5) transition array, which may give rise to these satellites, have been calculated theoretically. The energies of the transitions have been calculated using the available Hartree-Fock-Slater data for the energies of K-LM and L-MM Auger transitions. The intensities of the various transitions have been estimated by considering cross sections for L1-L3Mx Coster-Kronig transitions as well as for M-shell shake-off process occurring simultaneous to a L3 hole creation. The total cross sections for initial two-hole states L3Mx have then been distributed statistically amongst the various allowed transitions from these initial states to the final states MxM4,5. By assuming each transition as a Gaussian line, theoretical satellite spectrum has been computed as the sum of these Gaussian curves. The energies of the satellites, as obtained from the theoretical spectrum, have been found to be comparable with the measured energies of the satellites Lα3, Lα4 and Lα5. Consequently, these satellites have been assigned the transitions.