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Astra 5B



ASTRA 5B will extend transponder capacity and geographical reach over Eastern European and neighbouring markets for DTH, direct-to- cable and contribution feeds to digital terrestrial television networks. It will also carry a hosted L-band payload for the European Commission’s European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS). - See more at:

Alternate Names

  • 39617
  • Astra5B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-03-22
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 5724 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Luxembourg)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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