Astra 1G


Astra 1G
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSociété Européenne des Satellites / SES S.A.
COSPAR ID1997-076A
SATCAT no.25071
Mission duration15 years (planned)
23 years, 9 months, 26 days (elapsed)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeBoeing 601HP
ManufacturerHughes Space and Communications
Launch mass3,379 kg (7,449 lb)
Power6 kW
Start of mission
Launch date2 December 1997, 23:10:37 UTC
RocketProton-K / DM-2M
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 81/23
ContractorKhrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
Entered serviceFebruary 1998
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit[1]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude19.2° East
Band32 Ku-band
Coverage areaEurope

Astra 1G is one of the Astra communications satellites owned and operated by SES.


SES ordered its Hughes 601HP satellite, in 1994 for Astra 1G.[2]


Astra-1G was launched on 2 December 1997 at 23:10:37 UTC, by a Proton-K / DM-2M launch vehicle, from Site 81/23 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It was maneuvered into a geostationary orbit and at 19.2° East of longitude.[3]

See also

  • SES (satellite operator)
  • Astra (satellite family)


  1. ^ "ASTRA 1G". Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Astra 1G, 1H, 2A, 2C". Gunter's Space Page. 11 December 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Satellites". Heavens Above. 7 April 2021. Retrieved 7 April 2021.