Astra 1P [TAS]
Astra 1P is a geostationary communications satellite owned by SES, which will provide distribution of direct-to-home broadcast services across Europe.
Thales Alenia Space announced in November 2021that it has signed a contract with SES to deliver two Ku-band geostationary satellites, Astra 1P and Astra 1Q to serve SES’s major European broadcasters’ content distribution operations as well as deliver connectivity services over Europe at 19.2° East.
Astra 1P, a classic wide-beam satellite, will support SES’s prime TV neighbourhood and enable content owners, private and public broadcasters across Germany, France and Spain to continue broadcasting satellite TV channels in the highest-picture quality in the most cost-efficient manner. It will be based on the full electric and powerful Spacebus-Neo-200 platform developed by Thales Alenia Space.
|Type / Application:||Communication (Direct Broadcasting)|
|Contractors:||Thales Alenia Space (TAS)|
|Propulsion:||?, electric propulsion|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|