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)
20 years, 4 months (achieved)
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
End of mission
DisposalGraveyard orbit
DeactivatedOctober 2019
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.