Astra 1H

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Astra 1H
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSociété Européenne des Satellites / SES S.A.
COSPAR ID1999-033A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.25785
Mission duration15 years (planned)
23 years, 18 days (elapsed)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeBoeing 601HP
ManufacturerHughes Space and Communications
Launch mass3,690 kg (8,140 lb)
Power6 kW
Start of mission
Launch date18 June 1999, 01:49:30 UTC
RocketProton-K / DM-2M
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 81/23
ContractorKhrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
Entered serviceAugust 1999
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit[1]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude19.2° East
Band32 Ku-band
Coverage areaEurope

Astra 1H is one of the Astra communications satellites owned and operated by SES.


SES ordered its Hughes 601HP satellite, in 1995 for Astra 1H.[2]


Astra-1H was launched on 18 June 1999 at 01:49:30 UTC, by a Proton-K / DM-2M launch vehicle, from Site 81/23 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It was maneuvered into a geostationary orbit at 19.2° East of longitude.[3]


  1. ^ "ASTRA 1H". Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Astra 1G, 1H, 2A, 2C". Gunter's Space Page. 11 December 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Satellites". Heavens Above. 8 April 2021. Retrieved 8 April 2021.