Satellite footprints

Astra 1L at 19.2° East

Position:19.2° East
Manufacturer:Lockheed Martin
Launch operator:Arianespace
Launch vehicle:Ariane 5ECA
Launch date:05/04/2007
Expected lifetime:15 Years

In June 2003 SES ASTRA (SES) ordered two new Astra satellites with satellite manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The satellites, designated Astra 1KR and Astra 1L would provide distribution of direct-to-home (DTH) broadcast services across Europe following their scheduled launches in the second half of 2005 and 2006 respectively.

The Astra 1L communications satellite features a Ku/Ka- band payload with 31 active transponders and will be located at 19.2° East longitude.

Both spacecraft will be based on the award winning A2100AXS platform, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems, USA, and each will have a minimum service life of 15 years.

Astra 1L was launched on May 4th, 2007, in a dual launch with Galaxy 17 satellite for Intelsaton an Ariane 5 rocket operated by launch operator Arianespace from the Kourou Space Port in French Guiana.

Astra 1L at 19.2° East

Intelsat-23 satellite under construction
Astra 1L satellite test in Anechoic Chamber
Ariane 5 launch vehicle on launch pad
Ariane 5 launching EchoStar XVIII

Astra 1L at 19.2° East

ASTRA-1L Europe Ka band Beam M
ASTRA-1L Europe Ku-band Beam M