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Astra 2A



Astra 2A is a European (Luxembourg-registered) geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur at 00:31 UT. It will provide voice and video communications to Europe through its 32 Ku-band transponders after parking over 28.2-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 25462
  • Astra2A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-08-30
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

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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