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Astra 2D

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2000-081A

Description

ASTRA 2D is a European (Luxembourg-registered) geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 00:26 UT. The 825 kg (dry mass) satellite carries 16 Ku-band transponders to provide direct-to-home voice, video, and data transmissions to Britain and neighboring countries after parking over 28.2 deg-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 26638
  • Astra2D

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-12-20
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 825 kg

Funding Agency

  • Societe Europeenne des Satellites (Luxembourg) (Luxembourg)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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