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Astra 2C



Astra 2C is a European (Luxembourg-registered) geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur at 01:49 UT on 16 June 2001. The 3.7 ton (including 1.2 ton of fuel), 8 kW spacecraft is the fifth in the Astra series. It carries 32 Ku-band transponders to provide voice, video, and data links to Western Europe through a pair of 3 m diameter dishes, after parking over 28.2 deg-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 26853
  • Astra2C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-06-16
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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