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Astra 1M



Astra 1M is a European (Luxembourg-registered) geostationary communications craft that was launched from Baikonur by a Proton M rocket at 20:44 UT on 05 November 2008. The 5.3 tonne (with fuel) craft carries 32 (+4) Ku-band transponders to provide HDTV to Europe and Middle East, direct-to-home, after parking over 19.2° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 33436
  • Astra1M

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-11-05
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

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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