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Astra 2F



Comsat to carry broadcast TV for Europe. Separated from the launch vehicle at 21:45 UTC. Catalogue number and Designation subject to confirmation. Expected location - 28°.2 west.

Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G will also include replacement and new capacity for the SES WORLD SKIES division, serving the African and the Middle Eastern markets with Ku-and Ka-band capacity. The new capacity will provide continuity of service and expansion opportunities for customers that are today already using the Astra 2B steerable beam over West Africa, as well as for new customers

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2012-09-28
    Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
    Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
    Mass: 5968 kg

    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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