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Nov 162014
 

Astra 2G Spacecraft Fueling Complete;

 

Preparations for Launch Continue The final day of fueling of the Astra 2G spacecraft was completed on schedule today in Baikonur.

 

Joint operations are on schedule to begin tomorrow 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.

 

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Nov 132014
 

Astra 2G Satellite: 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.

 

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Nov 102014
 

Astra 2G Launch Update :
Day one of fueling 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.

 

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/astra_2g_satellite_reception_testing_news_updates.php