|Operator||SES Astra / SES S.A.|
|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
16 years, 7 months, 3 days (elapsed)
|Spacecraft type||Lockheed Martin A2100|
|Launch mass||4,497 kg (9,914 lb)|
|Dry mass||2,253 kg (4,967 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||4 May 2007, 22:29 UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 5ECA (V176)|
|Launch site||Centre Spatial Guyanais, ELA-3|
|Entered service||July 2007|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
The satellite is based on the A2100AXS satellite bus, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems, Newtown, Pennsylvania, and has a minimum service life of 15 years. It features 29 Ku-band and 2 Ka-band transponders to service Europe. SES stated that Astra 1L would replace Astra 2C.
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