Sirius 2

Sweden

Spacecraft n:

Swedish spacecraft n: 5

Also called Astra-5 and GE-1E

Launch data:

Designation25049 / 97071A
Launch date12 Nov 1997
Launch siteKo, ELA-2
Launch vehicleAriane-44L (V102)
MissionTelecommunications
Geostationary orbit on:
Perigee / Apogee 35770 x 35801 km
Eccentricity 3.68E-04
Inclination 0.05 deg
Period 1436.06 min

Operated by NSAB a joint venture by Teracom Svensk Rundradio and Swedish Space Corporation, and GE Capital Satellites-Europe, a subsidiary of GE Capital Satellites International itself a subsidiary of GE Americom

Became operational in mid-Dec 1997.

Specifications:

Prime contractorAerospatiale (FR)
PlatformSpacebus-3000B
OperatorNSAB & GE Capital Satellites-Europe
Mass at launch 2888 kg
Dry Mass 1240 kg
Dimension 1.8 x 2.3 x 2.86 m
Solar array 26.3 m span
Stabilization 3 axis
DC power BOL: 6100 W
EOL: 5845 W
Design lifetime 15 years
Beacons 11.70685 GHz V & 11.74950 GHz H (+ 2209.006 MHz)

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
  4.8°E 
 04 Mar 2009 ~4°E manoeuvred off-station
 ~29 Mar 2009 31°E relocated

two 1.8 m fixed antennas and one 1.4 m steerable antenna

End of live:

End of Operation:  Retired Apr 2009
Cause:  

Ku-band for NSAB: Scandinavia (BSS)

Main transponders 13
Backup transponders 20-for-16
Power 52 W
Bandwidth 33 MHz
Coverage & EIRP max Scandinavia: 60 dBW
Polarization linear V
Frequencies Uplink: 17.3 - 18.1 GHz
Downlink: 11.7 - 12.5 GHz


Ku-band for GE: Europe (BSS)

Main transponders 13
Backup transponders 20-for-16
Power 72 W
Bandwidth 33 MHz
Coverage & EIRP max Europe: 50 dBW
G/T max 4.5 dB/K
Polarization linear H
Frequencies Uplink: 17.3 - 18.1 GHz
Downlink: 11.7 - 12.5 GHz

Ku-band for North & Central Europe (FSS)

Main transponders 3 (NSAB) + 3 (GE)
Backup transponders 20-for-16
Power 88 W
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage & EIRP max Northern and Central Europe: 48 dBW
G/T max 4.5 dB/K
Polarization linear
Frequencies Uplink: 14.0 - 14.25 GHz
Downlink: 12.5 - 12.75 GHz

Transponder frequency chart (GHz)

Horizontal
uplink
Horizontal
downlink
Transponder Vertical
downlink
Vertical
uplink
Beam
  11.72748   17.32748 Europe
17.34666   11.74666   Scandinavia
  11.76684   17.36584 Europe
17.50010   10 11.90010   Scandinavia
  12.07272 19   17.67272 Europe
17.69190   20 12.09190   Scandinavia
  12.11108 21   17.71108 Europe
17.73026   22 12.13026   Scandinavia
  12.14944 23   17.74944 Europe
17.76862   24 12.16862   Scandinavia
  12.18780 25   17.78780 Europe
17.80698   26 12.20698   Scandinavia
  12.22616 27   17.82616 Europe
17.84534   28 12.24534   Scandinavia
  12.26452 29   17.86452 Europe
17.88370   30 12.28370   Scandinavia
  12.30288 31   17.90288 Europe
17.92206   32 12.32206   Scandinavia
  12.34124 33   17.94124 Europe
17.96042   34 12.36042   Scandinavia
  12.37960 35   17.97960 Europe
17.99878   36 12.39878   Scandinavia
  12.41796 37   18.01790 Europe
18.03714   38 12.43714   Scandinavia
  12.45632 39   18.05632 Europe
18.07550   40 12.47550   Scandinavia
           
    12.60416   North/Central
    12.64582   North/Central
    12.68748   North/Central
  12.64582 10     North/Central
  12.68748 11     North/Central
  12.72914 12     North/Central

Comments:

Service for pan-regional broadcasters, regional feeds of global TV channels, business, pay-per-view cable, horse racing coverage; Scandinavian (fixed), Wsel, South & Central Europe (steerable).

Ref: #7(JR662), #225(0903), #226 - update: 06.08.12