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Astra 1C



Astra 1C was a Luxembourg geostationary communications spacecraft launched by an Ariane 4 rocket from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana. It joined its two predecessors, 1A and 1B, at 19.2 degrees E longitude. It had the capacity of 16 transponders that cater for 48 channels, all to become operational by August 1993. It's design life was 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 22653
  • Astra1C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1993-05-12
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 4
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 2790 kg

Funding Agency

  • Societe Europeenne des Satellites (Luxembourg) (Luxembourg)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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