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Astra 1A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1988-109B

Description

Astra 1 was a Luxembourg television satellite launched from Kourou, French Guiana. It was owned and operated by Societe Europienne des Satellites (SES), a private company formed in 1985. It carried 16 Ku-band transponders (with six spares) and had a design life of 12 years.

Alternate Names

  • 19688
  • Astra1A
  • 1988-109B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1988-12-11
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 1767.7 kg

Funding Agency

  • Societe Europeenne des Satellites (Luxembourg) Luxembourg

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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Personnel

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