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Astra 2D



General


Designation 26638 / 00081A
Launch date 20 Dec 2000
Country of origin Luxemburg
Mission Direct TV
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V138

Started service on 1st Feb 2001.

Location


Begin End Position
L: 20 Dec 2000   24°E (tests)
Feb 2001 Jun 2012 28.2°E
Jun 2012 Jun 2015 28.2°E inclined
Jul 2015 Oct 2015 5.2°E, inclined
Dec 2015 Mar 2017 57°E, inclined
Mar 2017 Apr 2018 59.7°E, inclined
Jul 2018   5.1°E, inclined


External resources


sat-index articles


Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading


EIRP coverage (dBW)


Specifications


Prime contractor Hughes
Platform HS-376HP
Mass at launch 1445 kg
Mass in orbit 824 kg
Dimension 2.16 m diameter x 8 m high deployed
Solar array  
Stabilization spin stabilized
DC power BOL: 1600 W
EOL: 1400 W
Design lifetime 12 years


Ku-band (10.7-10.95 GHz)


Main transponders 16 (EOL: 15)
Backup transponders  
Power 39 W TWTA
Bandwidth 26 MHz
Coverage UK and Eire
EIRP max 53 dBW
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies band D

The coverage of this satellite is much smaller that the other Astra satellites, really.

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