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Astra 1L



Astra 1L is a European (Luxembourg-based) geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5ECA rocket from Kourou at 22:29 UT on 04 May 2007. The 4.5 tonne (with fuel) craft carries 29 Ku-band and two Ka-band transponders to provide video and voice links direct-to-home in all of Europe, after parking over 19.2° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 31306
  • Astra1L

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-05-04
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

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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