Astra 2G Satellite News Updates
The Astra 2G satellite is a commercial communications satellite built by Astrium, France. Astra 2F will be operated by by SES, Luxembourg.
Astra 2G, along with two other new Astra 2 satellites, Astra 2E, and Astra 2F, will be replacing Astra 2A, Astra 2B Astra 2C, Astra 2D and Eurobird 1 / Eutelsat 28A satellites at 28.2° E.
(Latest Astra 2G Satellite News Updates at the top)
Astra 2G Satellite News Update : July 2015 : A number of other channels have moved from Eutelsat 28A to Astra 2E, 2F and 2G. Eutelsat 28A is now clear of channels. It looks like any future changes will simply be channels moving between the three new Astra satellites to evenly balance the loads.
Astra 2G Satellite News Update : 18 June 2015 : Channels move to Astra 2G. ITV1HD, C4HD and others move to the UK and European beams on Astra 2G. More information and channels affected :
Astra 2G Satellite News Update : 16 June 2015 : A rumour that some ITV channels will be moving to the UK beam on Astra 2G in the next few days…so another Uk beam to test exact reception against… hopefully it will be similar to the UK beams on Astra 2E and 2F
Astra 2G Satellite News Update : 15 June 2015 : Astra 2G is now at 28 east. Over the next few weeks channels will slowly be migrated from Eutelsat 28A,and maybe Astra 2e and Astra 2F, onto the UK and European beams of Astra 2G.
Astra 2G Satellite News Update : 10 June 2015 : Astra 2G is now slowly moving towards the UK TV slot at 28 east. At the time of writing it is at 32 degrees east, and as it is moving at about 0.5degrees a day, will be at 28 east by the 15th June. More information here :
Astra 2G Satellite News Update : 31st May 2015 : Astra 2G has completed testing at the test location – 43 east – and is now slowly moving towards the UK TV slot at 28 east.
Astra 2G Satellite News Update : 4th May 2015 : Astra 2G has arrived at the test location – 43 east – and several
transponders have lit up as part of the testing.
Astra 2G Satellite News Update : 27 April 2015 – Astra 2G on the move to its test location
Astra 2G Satellite News Update : February 2015 – Astra 2G to go on interim mission
Astra 2G Satellite News Update : 16 January 2015 – Astra 2G completes first phase of testing, and handed over to SES Astra
Astra 2G Satellite News Update : 9 January 2015 – Astra 2G now in geo-stationary orbit
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update : Launch Success :
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 21 December 2014: New Astra 2G satellite launch date and time announced – Launch is now December 27 at 16:37:49 EST; 21:37:49 GMT/UTC
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 30th November 2014: New Astra 2G launch date announced:
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 28th November 2014: More information on the delayed launch of Astra 2G:
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 26th November 2014: LAUNCH DELAYED:
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 24st November 2014: Astra 2G Satellite and Proton Rocket moves to the launch pad:
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 24st November 2014: Astra 2G may not be used for UK TV straight after launch:
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 21st November 2014: Spacecraft assembly completed:
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 16th November 2014: Spacecraft fuelling completed:
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 15th November 2014: Some Astra 2G facts and figures : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/11/astra-2g-satellite-facts-figures/
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 13th November 2014: SES has confirmed that all is looking good with its upcoming launch of Astra 2G on November 28th. International Launch Services (ILS), which is responsible for the Proton rocket launch in Kazakhstan, completed the first day of fuelling the craft on November 10th.
ILS also says that the Briz-M Upper Stage is undergoing its final test stages and will be joined to the main Proton rocket on November 14th.
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update : Day one of fuelling of the Astra 2G spacecraft was completed on schedule today in Baikonur. In other launch operations, The Breeze M is back in Hall 101 undergoing pneumatic testing. Joint operations are scheduled to begin on November 14 to support the ILS Proton launch of SES’s Astra 2G at the end of November.
This will be the 400th Proton launch since its first flight in 1965 and the 7th Proton mission this year. The Astra 2G satellite was designed and
manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space for SES of Luxembourg. Based on the reliable Eurostar E3000 platform, the satellite will have a launch mass over 6 metric tons.
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 9th November 2014 – Astra 2G launch
preparation on schedule. http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/11/astra-2g-satellite-launch-schedule/
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 30th October 2014 – Astra 2G arrives at the Baikonur launch site http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/10/astra-2g-third-final-new-uk-tv-satellite-arrives-launch-site/
Astra 2G Satellite News Launch Update 28th October 2014 – aircraft carrying Astra 2G to the Baikonur launch site makes
emergency landing. This may delay the expected 27th / 28th November 2014 launch date.
Astra 2G Satellite News Update – 3rd October 2014 – Astra 2G launch date update. Astra 2G , the third and final new UK TV satellite from Astra, is scheduled to launch late November 2014.http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/10/astra-2g-launch-date-update-2/
Astra 2G Satellite News Update: 14 September 2014 : Astra 2G launch date – Astra 2Gs launch date is expected to be late 2014 – possibly somewhere between mid November to mid December. This would mean that it would be about February or March 2015 before Astra 2G is operational.
Astra 2G Satellite News Update: 15 June 2014 : Astra 2G launch delayed until July to September 2014.
Astra 2G Satellite News Update: 17 May 2014 : Astra 2G launch may be delayed by another Proton Rocket Failure :
Astra 2G Satellite News Update: Astra 2G launch could be delayed by trade embargos by USA on Russia – http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/04/astra-2g-launch-may-delayed-americans.
Astra 2G Satellite News Update: 10/03/14 : Astra 2G, the third new UK TV satellite, is expected to be moved to the launch site during Quarter 3 2014 – currently September 2014
Astra 2G Satellite News Update: 26/02/14 : Astra 2G, the third new UK TV satellite, is expected to be moved to the launch site during April, with an expected launch date of mid May 2014.
Astra 2G Satellite News Update: 29/08/13 : Rumoured launch date for Astra 2G: 31st March 2014