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Satellite Name: Astra 2A
Status: active
Position: 28° E (28.2° E)
Norad: 25462
Cospar number: 1998-050A
Operator: SES S.A.
Launch date: 30-Aug-1998
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch vehicle: Proton K
Launch mass (kg): 3635
Dry mass (kg): 2300
Manufacturer: Boeing (Hughes)
Model (bus): BSS-601HP
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
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Beacon(s):  
Details:
32 Ku-band (for first five years, 28 after) transponders to provide voice and video communications to Europe.
Beams:Charts: list
Astra 2A at 28° E downlink Ku-band South Beam coverage map