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Astra 2C



General


Designation 26853 / 01025A
Launch date 16 Jun 2001
Country of origin Luxemburg
Mission Direct TV
Geostationary orbit 19.2°E
Launch vehicle Proton #288

Initially planned for 28.2°E. Started service on 16 Aug 2001.

Location


Begin End Position
L: 16 Jun 2001 Jul 2001 32.5°E
Aug 2001 Aug 2007 19.2°E
Aug 2007 May 2009 28.2°E
May 2009 May 2011 31.5°E (before Astra 3B is operational)
May 2011 Apr 2014 19.2°E
May 2014 Jul 2015 28.2°E
Sep 2015 Mar 2017 60.2°E
Mar 2017 Apr 2018 60.2°E, inclined
May 2018   23.7°E, inclined


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Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading


EIRP coverage (dBW)


Specifications


Prime contractor Hughes
Platform HS-601HP
Mass at launch 3643 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension  
Solar array 26 m span
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 8500 W
Design lifetime 15 years

The satellite is compatible with the 19.2°E system (could serve there as backup). 32 transponders max can be operational at a given time.

Ku-band (10.7-11.2 GHz)


Main transponders 32
Backup transponders  
Power 98.5 W
Bandwidth 26 MHz
Coverage Europe
EIRP max 50 dBW
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies band C & band D


Ku-band (11.7-12.2 GHz)


Main transponders 24
Backup transponders  
Power 98.5 W
Bandwidth 33 MHz
Coverage Europe
EIRP max 50 dBW
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies band E & part of band F


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