|Operator||Société Européenne des Satellites / SES S.A.|
|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
23 years, 5 months, 14 days (elapsed)
|Spacecraft type||Boeing 601HP|
|Manufacturer||Hughes Space and Communications|
|Launch mass||3,379 kg (7,449 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||2 December 1997, 23:10:37 UTC|
|Rocket||Proton-K / DM-2M|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 81/23|
|Contractor||Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center|
|Entered service||February 1998|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit |
SES ordered its Hughes 601HP satellite, in 1994 for Astra 1G.
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.