LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Apr 20 2006
Lockheed Martin

Astra 1KR

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

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(8:27 PM UTC)

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(8:27 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(8:27 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Atlas V 411

Description:

Atlas V with 4m fairing, 1 SRB, 1 Centaur upper stage engine.

Atlas V 411 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Communications
  • SES ASTRA ordered two new Astra satellite in June 2003. The satellites, designated Astra 1KR and Astra 1L will provide distribution of direct-to-home broadcast services across Europe following their scheduled launches in the second half of 2005 and 2006 respectively. Astra 1KR, an all Ku-band spacecraft with 32 active transponders, will be located at 19.2 degrees East longitude. Both spacecraft will be based on the award winning A2100AXS platform, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems, Newtown, Pa., and each will have a minimum service life of 15 years.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 41