Astra 3B

Luxembourg

Spacecraft n:

Luxembourg spacecraft n: 18


Launch data:

Designation 36581 / 10021A
Launch date 21 May 2010 - 22:01 UT
Launch site Ko, ELA-3
Launch vehicle  Ariane-5ECA (vehicle: L551 - n V-194)
Mission Commercial: Communication (Direct Broadcasting)
Geostationary orbit on Jun 5.65:
Perigee / Apogee 35765 x 35806 km
Eccentricity 0.0005
Inclination 0.098 deg
Period 1436.05 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  EADS Astrium
Platform  Eurostar-3000
Operator SES-Astra
Mass at launch  5471 kg
Dry Mass around 3000 kg
Basic shape  Box + 2 panels
Dimension (m) 4.5 x 3.2 x 2.8
Equipment 52 Ku- and 4 Ka-Band transponders
Solar array  39.8 span
Stabilization  
DC power  10000 W
Design lifetime  > million years, active: 15 yrs - still active

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
 July 2010  23.50° E 

Mission details:


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