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Astra 3A



Astra 3A is a Luxembourg-registered European geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 44L rocket from Kourou at 01:29 UT on 29 March 2002. The 1.5 tonne satellite will provide direct-to-home TV broadcast to central European countries after parking over 23.5 deg-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 27400
  • Astra3A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-03-29
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

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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