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Astra 1KR



Astra 1KR is a European geostationary communications satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral by an Atlas 5 rocket at 20:27 UT on 20 April 2006. The 4.3 tonne satellite will provide direct-to- home voice, video and internet services to much of Europe through its 32 Ku-band transponders after parking over 19.2 deg-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 29055
  • Astra1KR

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-04-20
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • European Space Agency (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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