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

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Astra 2C
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) 28.21
Perigee (km) 35768
Apogee (km) 35804
Eccentricity 0.000426985482493595
Inclination (degrees) 0.07
Period (minutes) 1436.12
Launch Mass (kg.) 3643
Dry Mass (kg.) 2000
Power (watts) 7000
Date of Launch 16-06-2001
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Boeing Satellite Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Proton K
COSPAR Number 2001-025A
NORAD Number 26853
Comments Direct-to-home; broadcasting, multimedia; 32 transponders for first five years; 28 after, continental Europe


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