ASTRA 5B

31.5˚E

ASTRA 5B's mission

ASTRA 5B serves to 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. Furthermore, it provides capacity for IP trunking applications. The satellite also carries a hosted L-band payload for the European Commission’s European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS).

Launch date:

22 March 2014

Launch vehicle:

Ariane 5 ECA

Satellite manufacturer:

Airbus Defense and Space

Designed lifetime:

15 years


Footprints:
Transponders:

40

Ku-band

High power Ku-band beam

High power Ku-band beam

Wide Ku-band beam

Wide Ku-band beam