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Astra 1P

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.

Nation: Luxembourg
Type / Application: Communication (Direct Broadcasting)
Operator: SES
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space (TAS)
Equipment: Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-Neo-200
Propulsion: ?, electric propulsion
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: ~5000 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Astra 1P - 2024 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)
Further Astra missions:

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