Astra 1L, is one of the Astra geostationary satellite
s owned and operated by SES
, was purchased in June 2003.
It was launched on 4 May 2007, at 22:29 UTC
by an Ariane 5ECA
from Centre Spatial Guyanais
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, French Guiana.
The satellite is based on the A2100AXS
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, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems
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, and has a minimum service life of 15 years.
It features 29 Ku-band
and 2 Ka-band
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SES stated that
Astra 1L, is one of the Astra (satellite), Astra geostationary satellites owned and operated by SES S.A., SES, was purchased in June 2003.
It was launched on 4 May 2007, at 22:29 Coordinated Universal Time, UTC by an Ariane 5, Ariane 5E ...
would replace Astra 2C.
* Astra 19.2°E
* Astra 2C
Satellites of Luxembourg
Spacecraft launched in 2007
2007 in spaceflight
2007 in Luxembourg
Satellites using the A2100 bus