LAUNCH CENTER

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Sat Mar 22 2014
Arianespace

ASTRA 5B

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

March 22, 2014 at 6:04 PM EDT

(March 22, 2014 at 10:04 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

March 22, 2014 at 6:04 PM EDT

(March 22, 2014 at 10:04 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

March 22, 2014 at 6:04 PM EDT

(March 22, 2014 at 10:04 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • ASTRA 5B will extend transponder capacity and geographical reach over Eastern European and neighbouring markets for DTH, direct-to- cable and contribution feeds to digital terrestrial television networks. It will also carry a hosted L-band payload for the European Commission’s European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) - See more at: http://www.ses.com/4628908/astra-5b#sthash.h0BOdquk.dpuf
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 3