ASTRA 5B - the countdown begins

SES’ 56th satellite ASTRA 5B is scheduled to launch on the 22nd of March from the European Space Centre in French Guiana on board an Ariane 5 ECA rocket between 19:04 pm and 20:02 pm local time (23.04 -- 00.02 CET; 18.04 -- 19.02 EDT).

 

Watch the launch via:

Orbital position: 19.2 degrees East
Transponder: 1.037
Downlink frequency: 11023.25 MHz
Horizontal polarisation
Symbol rate: 22.0 MSym/s, FEC 5/6
Service ID: 5221 and 5222
Service name: "Astra 5B Launch SD" and "ASTRA 5B Launch HD"

or via www.arianespace.tv

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