Satellite Astra 2A of SES (Société Européenne des Satellites (SES))

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Astra 2A
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) 28.16
Perigee (km) 35776
Apogee (km) 35797
Eccentricity 0.000249071910618766
Inclination (degrees) 0.08
Period (minutes) 1436.12
Launch Mass (kg.) 3635
Dry Mass (kg.) 2,500 (BOL)
Power (watts) 7000
Date of Launch 30-08-1998
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Hughes
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Proton K
COSPAR Number 1998-050A
NORAD Number 25462
Comments Voice and video communications to Europe; 32 Ku-band for first five years, 28 after.


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