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Astra 2B



Astra 2B is a European (Luxembourg-registered) geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 22:54 UT. It will provide digital video broadcasts to most of Europe through its 30 high power Ku-band transponders after parking over 28.2 deg E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 26494
  • Astra2B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-09-14
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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