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Astra 2E



The Astra 28.2°E position was established in 1998 to provide digital TV, digital radio and multimedia services to the UK and Republic of Ireland, and Astra 2E’s primary mission is to continue this provision as replacement and follow-on capacity to the Astra 2A, Astra 2D and Astra 1N satellites. Along with Astra 2F it will deliver programming to almost 13 million satellite homes, over 3 million cable homes, and 700,000 IPTV homes in the UK and Ireland, in particular for channels from the major UK digital satellite TV platforms, BSkyB and Freesat. ASTRA 2E will also deliver broadcast and VSAT services in Europe, Middle East and Africa in Ku-band and Ka-band capacity will provide internet via satellite with download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s to Germany.

Alternate Names

  • 39285
  • Astra2E

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-09-29
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • SES (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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