SES S.A. announced today that Arianespace has re-scheduled the launch of its new satellite ASTRA 2F for September 28, 2012.
The satellite will be launched into space from the European Space Centre in French Guiana on board an Ariane 5 ECA rocket between 23:28pm and 00:05am (September 28-29, 2012 Central European Summer Time; 17.28 – 18.05 EDT on 28.9.12).
ASTRA 2F was built by EADS Astrium in Toulouse using a Eurostar E3000 platform. The multi-mission satellite will be located at 28.2 degrees East and carry Ku and Ka-band payloads for the delivery of high-performance Direct-to-Home (DTH) and next generation broadband services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The video broadcast of the launch will be available via ASTRA's 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, service name Astra 2F Launch or via www.arianespace.com .