Satnews Daily
December 31st, -0001

ASTRA-1M Ready To Space Out

ASTRA-1M satellite SES ASTRA has now announced their new ASTRA-1M satellite has been fully integrated into the fairing of the launch vehicle, a Proton Breeze M rocket. The satellite is ready for launch on November 6th (local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The satellite built by EADS ASTRIUM on an Eurostar E3000 platform will be launched by International Launch Services (ILS) into SES ASTRA’s prime orbital position 19.2° E. The launch of ASTRA-1M will allow SES ASTRA to further strengthen its satellite fleet. ASTRA 1M will provide DTH services including HDTV to Continental Europe. The ASTRA satellite fleet delivers high quality broadcasting to more than 117 million European homes.