ASTRA 3B

23.5˚E

ASTRA 3B's mission

Astra 3B offers coverage over Europe to provide distribution of DTH and cable broadcast services, and also hosts the high-speed AstraConnect internet access platform. Its steerable Ku-band spot beam over the Gulf region is highly suitable for domestic VSAT networks, government and broadband applications.

Launch date:

21 May 2010

Launch vehicle:

Ariane 5 ECA

Satellite manufacturer:

Airbus Defense and Space

Designed lifetime:

15 years


Footprints:
Transponders:

60

Ku-band

Europe Ku-band wide beam

Europe Ku-band wide beam

Europe Ku-band beam

Europe Ku-band beam

Middle East Ku-band spot beam

Middle East Ku-band spot beam

South Africa Ku-band spot beam

South Africa Ku-band spot beam


4

Ka-band

Europe Ka-band beam

Europe Ka-band beam