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Astra 1H



General


Designation 25785 / 99032A
Launch date 18 Jun 1999
Country of origin Luxemburg
Mission Direct TV
Geostationary orbit 19.2°E
Launch vehicle Proton #267


Location


Begin End Position
L: 18 Jun 1999 Aug 1999 22°E
Aug 1999 Aug 2012 19.2°E
Aug 2012 May 2013 19.2°E inclined
Jun 2013 Nov 2013 52.2°E, inclined
Jan 2014 May 2014 19.5°E, inclined
Sep 2014 May 2015 67.6°W, inclined
Jun 2015 Apr 2016 47.7°W, inclined
Aug 2016 Dec 2016 55.3°E, inclined
Jan 2017 Oct 2017 43.5°E, inclined
Feb 2018 Sep 2018 67.1°W, inclined
Oct 2018   80.8°W, inclined

Supports the Broadband Interactive system (BBI) which allow data uplink upto 2 Mbps via Ka-band.

External resources


sat-index articles


Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading


EIRP coverage (dBW)


Astra 1H

Specifications


Prime contractor Hughes
Platform HS-601HP
Mass at launch 3690 kg
Mass in orbit 2300 kg
Dimension stowed: 3.3 x 3.3 x 5.5 m
Solar array 26 m span, gallium arsenide
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 8000 W
Design lifetime 15 years

XIPS propulsion

Ku-band backup


Main transponders 28 (30 for the first 5 years)
Backup transponders  
Power 98.5 W (TWTA)
Bandwidth 26 MHz in FSS, 33 MHZ in BSS
Coverage Western Europe
EIRP max 51 dBW
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies band E & band F & band G


Ka-band


Main transponders
Backup transponders
Power 70 W
Bandwidth  
Coverage  
EIRP max  
Polarization  

Nortel will provide the ground systems and satellite terminals. The terminals will feature 60 to 120 cm antennas and transmit at speeds from 150 kbps to 2 Mbps.

8 active upload channels.

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