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Agreement between SES Astra and Astrium for construction of the Astra satellite 1M
The new satellite, that will be copositioned to 19,2º This, will offer an ample range of services of televising broadcasting, including advanced HDTV and other audio-visual services

SES Astra, Global company of SES, has subscribed an agreement with European manufacturer EADS Astrium for the construction of their Astra satellite 1M.

EADS Astrium will design and construct the satellite and will provide so much the payload as the platform. The European industry will provide the equipment and technology most of.

The Astra 1M will be equipped with 36 transponders and will cover the frequency bands FSS ET BSS. The coverage area of the satellite will be for all Europe. The tubes in 150 travelling wave TWTA of Watts will allow an optimal reception for the satellite dishes of reduced diameter. The duration of life of the satellite is considered in about 15 years.


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