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Satellite Name: Astra 5A (GE 1E, Sirius 2)
Status: failed
Position: 32° E (31.5° E)
NORAD: 25049
Cospar number: 1997-071A
Operator: SES S.A.
Launch date: 12-Nov-1997
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch mass (kg): 2888
Dry mass (kg): 1240
Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space
Model (bus): Spacebus-3000B2
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s): 11706.88V
Details:
32 Ku-band transponders to provide direct video communications to Sweden and neighboring countries. Service for pan-regional broadcasters, regional feeds of global TV channels, business, pay-per-view cable, horse racing.
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