LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Mon Apr 08 1996
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Astra 1F

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

April 8, 1996 at 7:09 PM EDT

(April 8, 1996 at 11:09 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

April 8, 1996 at 7:09 PM EDT

(April 8, 1996 at 11:09 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

April 8, 1996 at 7:09 PM EDT

(April 8, 1996 at 11:09 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • Astra 1F was the first western satellite launched on a Proton-K Blok-DM3 rocket, on April 9, 1996.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

    81/23 (81L)