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Astra 1H



Astra 1H 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 deg E. Its planned operational lifetime was a minimum of 15 years. It carried 30 Ku-band, 100 W transponders to provide direct-to-home voice and video programs.

Alternate Names

  • 25785
  • Astra1H

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-06-18
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 2300 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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