Astra 2C

Luxembourg


International Sat. n:

Luxembourg spacecraft n: 12


Launch data:

Designation26853 / 01025A
Launch date16 Jun 2001 - 01:49 UT
Launch siteB, LC81/23
Launch vehicleProton-K/DM-2M (S/N 403-02)
MissionCommercial: Direct TV
Geostationary orbit on:
Perigee / Apogee 35768 x 35804 km
Eccentricity 4.27E-04
Inclination 0.07 deg
Period 1436.12 min


Specifications

Prime contractorBoeing Satellite Systems (USA)
PlatformHS-601HP
OperatorSES Astra
Mass at launch 3643 kg
Dry Mass 2000 kg
Dimension  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power  7000 W
Design lifetime 15 years

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
   28.2°E 
 Oct 2009  28.21° E 

The satellite is compatible with the 19.2°E system (could serve there as backup)
Direct-to-home; broadcasting, multimedia; 32 transponders for first five years; 28 after, continental Europe
Ref.: #7, #15, #226 - update: 03.01.10 Home