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Astra 1G



Astra 1G was a European communications satellite launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Proton rocket. It was initially parked in a geostationary orbit at 23.9 degrees E but was to be operated at 19.2 degrees E. Its planned operational lifetime was a minimum of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 25071
  • Astra1G

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-12-02
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 23000 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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