|Operator||Société Européenne des Satellites / SES S.A.|
|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
22 years, 1 month, 14 days (elapsed)
|Spacecraft type||Boeing 601HP|
|Manufacturer||Hughes Space and Communications|
|Launch mass||3,690 kg (8,140 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||18 June 1999, 01:49:30 UTC|
|Rocket||Proton-K / DM-2M|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 81/23|
|Contractor||Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center|
|Entered service||August 1999|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
SES ordered its Hughes 601HP satellite, in 1995 for Astra 1H.
Astra-1H was launched on 18 June 1999 at 01:49:30 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 at 19.2° East of longitude.