LAUNCH CENTER

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Success
Fri May 21 2010
Arianespace

Astra 3B & COMSATBw-2

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

May 21, 2010 at 6:01 PM EDT

(May 21, 2010 at 10:01 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

May 21, 2010 at 6:01 PM EDT

(May 21, 2010 at 10:01 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

May 21, 2010 at 6:01 PM EDT

(May 21, 2010 at 10:01 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • Astra 3B is one of the Astra satellites operated by SES to provide digital television & radio for direct to home communications for Europe and the Middle East, operating at 23.5 degrees East. COMSATBw 1 is a satellite providing German military communications for voice and fax as well as advanced data, video and multimedia.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 3