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

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Astra 2D
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) 28.14
Perigee (km) 35770
Apogee (km) 35802
Eccentricity 0.000379542651105418
Inclination (degrees) 0.07
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 1420
Dry Mass (kg.) 700
Power (watts) 1500
Date of Launch 19-12-2000
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Hughes
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5G
COSPAR Number 2000-081A
NORAD Number 26638
Comments Direct-to-home; broadcasting, multimedia; 16 Ku-band; UK and Ireland.


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