Astra 2B [Astrium]
Astra 2B was ordered from Astrium by the Luxembourg-based European operator Société Européenne de Satellites (SES) to complement its strong fleet of satellites providing direct-to-home (DTH) transmission of TV, radio and multimedia services. Launched in September 2000, Astra 2B is located in geostationary orbit at 28.2 degrees East, offering direct-to-home TV broadcast in Ku-band over central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Both the spacecraft (based on the Eurostar-2000+ version of the company's Eurostar series) and its payload were designed and built by Astrium.
|Type / Application:||Communication (Direct Broadcasting)|
|Equipment:||30 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Astra 2B||14.09.2000||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5G||with GE 7|