Astra 1H

Luxembourg


International Sat. n:

Luxembourg spacecraft n: 9


Launch data:

Designation 25785 / 99033A
Launch date 18 Jun 1999
Launch site Baikonur, LC-81/23
Launch vehicle Proton-K/DM3 (#267)
MissionCommercial: Direct TV
Geostationary orbit:
Perigee / Apogee 35776 x 35794 km
Eccentricity 2.13E-04
Inclination 0.06 deg
Period 1436.04 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Hughes
Platform  HS-601
Operator SES Astra
Mass at launch 3690 kg
Mass in orbit 2300 kg
Dimension stowed: 3.3 x 3.3 x 5.5 m
Solar array 26 m span, gallium arsenide
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 6600 W
Design lifetime 15 years

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
  19.2°E 
 Apr 2009 19.20 ° E 

Tested at 22°E
XIPS propulsion

Ku-band backup

Main transponders 28 (30 for the first 5 years)
Backup transponders  
Power 98.5 W (TWTA)
Bandwidth 26 MHz in FSS, 33 MHZ in BSS
Coverage Western Europe
EIRP max 51 dBW
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies Backup for band E & band F & band G

Ka-band

Main transponders 2
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth  
Coverage  
EIRP max  
Polarization  

Nortel will provide the ground systems and satellite terminals. The terminals will feature 60 to 120 cm antennas and transmit at speeds from 150 kbps to 2 Mbps.

Direct-to-home tv; multimedia; broadcasting; 32 Ku-band for first five years, 28 after; Europe.

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