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Astra 1E


Designation 23686 / 95055A
Launch date 19 Oct 1995
Country of origin Luxemburg
Mission Direct TV
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V79

Cost (launch, satellite and insurance): $320 million. Currently operates in band D


Begin End Position
L: 19 Oct 1995 Sep 2007 19.2°E
Oct 2007 Aug 2010 23.5°E
Sep 2010 Oct 2012 4.6°E, inclined
Jan 2013 Jul 2013 108.2°E, inclined
Aug 2013 Jan 2015 31.2°E, inclined
Feb 2015 Jun 2015 23.7°E, inclined

End of life

Out of service Jun 2015
Cause moved to the junk orbit

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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 3000 kg
Mass in orbit 1800 kg
Dimension stowed: 2.7 x 3.2 x 4.3 m
Solar array 26 m span
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power BOL: 5500 W
EOL: 4700 W
Design lifetime 14 years
Beacon 11.20200 GHz vertical
10.94850 GHz horizontal

Ku-band (11.7-12.1 GHz)

Main transponders 18
Backup transponders
Power 85 W
Bandwidth 33 MHz
Coverage Europe
EIRP max 52 dBW
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies downlink: band E
uplink: 17.3-17.7 GHz

Backup for band B & band C & band D

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