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ASTRA 1P Launched on SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket
by Clarence Oxford
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2024

SES announced that the ASTRA 1P satellite was launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 5:35 pm local time.

The Ku-band satellite will enhance SES's TV neighbourhood at 19.2 degrees East, delivering content for broadcasters, sports organizations, and content owners to European TV markets. ASTRA 1P will also deliver HD content to subscribers of HD+, SES's satellite TV platform in Germany.

Built by Thales Alenia Space, ASTRA 1P is based on the electric Spacebus NEO platform and features 80 transponders capable of delivering 500 HD TV channels. It will replace the current four satellites at 19.2 degrees East, serving 119 million TV households.

"We are excited that ASTRA 1P will be joining our fleet of geostationary satellites, marking the next generation of satellites to operate at one of our most important orbital positions responsible for delivering content to hundreds of millions of viewers in Europe," said Adel Al-Saleh, CEO of SES.

"Ever since the launch of ASTRA 1A in 1988, our satellites have played a pivotal role in reliably delivering high-quality content to viewers. We are well-positioned to continue supporting our broadcast customers for many years to come with ASTRA 1P."

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