SES Broadband Services, the internet via satellite subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, and broadband via satellite solutions provider Gilat Satellite Networks have expanded their consumer Ka-band services to Germany and Italy over the Astra 2E (28.2 degrees East) satellite.
The Astra 2E satellite will enter into commercial service in the orbital arc of 28.2/28.5 degrees East on February 1, 2014, its tightly focused beam causing consternation to British ex-pats in Spain.
The Astra 2E satellite roared into space on board an ILS Proton Breeze M booster Sunday night at 3:38am Baikonur time (23:38 CET on September 29).
WATCH LIVE WEBCAST. Tonight, Sunday, September 29, ILS Proton is set the launch the Astra 2E satellite at 23.38 CET (21.38 GMT).
The probable cause of the July 2 failure of the Proton M/Block DM mission has been put down to the improper installation of the three yaw angular rate The Proton launch left its flight path shortly after lift-off.
The launch of the Astra 2E satellite scheduled for July 21 is postponed pending investigation into the recent failed Proton launch.
Eleven days after the successful launch of the SES-6 satellite on board an ILS Proton booster, SES has announce that the Astra 2E satellite has safely arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.