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Thor 2R



Thor 2R, also known as Thor 5, is a Norwegian geostationary communications craft that was launched by a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur at 11:34 UT on 11 February 2008. The 1.9 tonne (with fuel) craft carries 25 Ku-band transponders, feeding fixed and steerable beams to provide direct-to-home television and internet links to Scandinavia, eastern Europe, and Middle-East countries after parking over 0.8° W longitude. It will replace Thor 2 which is reaching its end of life.

Alternate Names

  • 32487
  • Thor 5
  • Thor2R

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-02-11
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Norway)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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