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Satellite Name: Astra 2G
Status: active
Position: 28° E (28.2° E)
NORAD: 40364
Cospar number: 2014-089A
Operator: SES S.A.
Launch date: 27-Dec-2014
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch vehicle: Proton M
Launch mass (kg): 6000
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: EADS Astrium
Model (bus): Eurostar-3000
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s):  
Details:
ASTRA 2G will serve to deliver next generation broadcast, VSAT and broadband services in Europe and Africa, and will carry Ku-and Ka-band payloads at 28.2° East. The Ku-band capacity will allow SES ASTRA to enhance and secure its existing offering to major Direct-to-Home (DTH) markets in the UK and Ireland. With a Ku-band payload specifically designed to meet the requirements of some of Europe’s largest DTH broadcasters, the satellites will have spot beam and pan-European beam switching capabilities to accommodate both pay-TV and free-to-air broadcasters, and to provide these customers with increased functionality. SES ASTRA customers in this region include BSkyB, BBC, ITV, Freesat, Channel Four, UK TV, Virgin Media, Five, MTV and Discovery. The Ka-band payload will allow SES ASTRA to develop next generation broadband services in Europe, including its growing ASTRA2Connect product.
Beams:Charts: list
  • Astra 2G at 28° E downlink Ku-band Europe beam coverage map
  • Astra 2G at 28° E downlink Ku-band UK Spot beam coverage map
  • Astra 2G at 28° E downlink Ku-band West Africa beam coverage map
  • Astra 2G at 28° E downlink Ka-band Interconnect beam coverage map
 
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