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Astra 1KR

Atlas V 411

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Astra 1KR

Type: Communications

SES ASTRA ordered two new Astra satellite in June 2003. The satellites, designated Astra 1KR and Astra 1L will provide distribution of direct-to-home broadcast services across Europe following their scheduled launches in the second half of 2005 and 2006 respectively. Astra 1KR, an all Ku-band spacecraft with 32 active transponders, will be located at 19.2 degrees East longitude. Both spacecraft will be based on the award winning A2100AXS platform, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems, Newtown, Pa., and each will have a minimum service life of 15 years.

Location

Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

847 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas V 411 – United Launch Alliance

Family: Atlas
Length: 58.3 m
Diameter: 3.8 m

Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8080 kg

The Atlas V 411 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on 2006-04-20. Atlas V 411 has 6 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 6 launches. Atlas V with 4m fairing, 1 SRB, 1 Centaur upper stage engine.

Agency

Lockheed Martin

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LMT

Founded: 1953
Launchers: Titan | Agena
Spacecraft: Hubble | JUNO | InSight
Country: USA

Lockheed Martin’s Space Division started in the production of missiles and later ICBM’s in the 1950s. Their TITAN missile system was used for 12 Gemini spacecraft and the Voyager probes. They have worked largely in collaboration with NASA on many of their probes, landers, and spacecraft, and hope to play a key role in NASA’s return to the moon in 2024.

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