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Astra 1C


Designation 22653 / 93031A
Launch date 12 May 1993
Country of origin Luxemburg
Mission Direct TV
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V56

Tests were carried out in 14.5°E slot. Removed from service at 19.2°E in Oct 2006.


Begin End Position
L: 13 May 1993   14.5°E
1993 Oct 2006 19.2°E
Nov 2006 Feb 2007 2°E, inclined
Feb 2007 Oct 2007 4.6°E, inclined
Nov 2007 Oct 2008 5°E, inclined
Nov 2008 Jul 2014 2°E, inclined

End of life

Out of service Jul 2014
Cause Sent to the junk orbit

External resources

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Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

EIRP coverage (dBW)

Horizontal polarization mode 1
Horizontal polarization mode 2
Vertical polarization mode 1
Vertical polarization mode 2


Prime contractor Hughes
Platform HS-601
Mass at launch 2700 kg
Mass in orbit 1700 kg
Dimension stowed: 2.7 x 3.2 x 4.3 m
Solar array 21 m span
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power BOL: 3500 W
Design lifetime 14 years
Beacon 11.44850 vertical
11.45100 horizontal

Ku-band (10.9-11.2 GHz)

Main transponders 18
Backup transponders
Power 63 W
Bandwidth 27 MHz
Coverage Europe
EIRP max 52.5 dBW
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies downlink: band C
uplink: 13.0-13.25 GHz

Backup for band A

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