Satellite Astra 5B of SES (Société Européenne des Satellites (SES))

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Astra 5B
Country of Operator/Owner Luxembourg
Operator/Owner SES (Société Européenne des Satellites (SES))
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 31.5
Perigee (km) 35787
Apogee (km) 35793
Eccentricity 0.000071157495256167
Inclination (degrees) 0.05
Period (minutes) 1436.26
Launch Mass (kg.) 5724
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 22-03-2014
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor EADS Astrium
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
COSPAR Number 2014-011B
NORAD Number 39617
Comments Comsat to cover Eastern Europe with Direct to Home and cable feeds to digital television networks. It also carries a hosted L-band payload for the European Commission’s European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS).


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