Astra 1L

Summary

Astra 1L
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSES Astra / SES S.A.
COSPAR ID2007-016A
SATCAT no.31306
Websitehttps://www.ses.com/
Mission duration15 years (planned)
13 years, 11 months, 16 days (elapsed)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeLockheed Martin A2100 [1]
BusA2100AXS
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Launch mass4,497 kg (9,914 lb)
Dry mass2,253 kg (4,967 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date4 May 2007, 22:29 UTC
RocketAriane 5ECA (V176)
Launch siteCentre Spatial Guyanais, ELA-3
ContractorArianespace
Entered serviceJuly 2007
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit [2]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude19.2° East
Transponders
Band31 transponders:
29 Ku-band
2 Ka-band
Coverage areaEurope
 

Astra 1L, is one of the Astra geostationary satellites owned and operated by SES, was purchased in June 2003.

Launch

It was launched on 4 May 2007, at 22:29 UTC by an Ariane 5ECA from Centre Spatial Guyanais at Kourou, French Guiana.[3]

Satellite description

The satellite is based on the A2100AXS satellite bus, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems, Newtown, Pennsylvania, and has a minimum service life of 15 years.[1] It features 29 Ku-band and 2 Ka-band transponders to service Europe.[4] SES stated that Astra 1L would replace Astra 2C.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Astra 1L". Gunter's Space page. 21 July 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  2. ^ "ASTRA 1L". N2YO.com. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Display: Astra 1L 2007-016A". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. NASA. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ "Satellites". SatBeams. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  5. ^ "SES ASTRA PROCURES TWO SATELLITES WITH LOCKHEED MARTIN" (Press release). SES Astra. 17 June 2003. Retrieved 26 January 2012.