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

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Astra 2B
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) 28.22
Perigee (km) 35772
Apogee (km) 35801
Eccentricity 0.000343956447997343
Inclination (degrees) 0.07
Period (minutes) 1436.11
Launch Mass (kg.) 3315
Dry Mass (kg.) 1400
Power (watts) 7800
Date of Launch 14-09-2000
Expected Lifetime 14yrs.
Contractor Astrium
Country of Contractor France/UK/Germany
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5G
COSPAR Number 2000-054A
NORAD Number 26494
Comments Direct-to-home; broadcasting, multimedia; 30 Ku-band for first five years, 28 after; UK and Ireland.


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