Astra 2G Spacecraft Day One Fueling Complete
- Launch Operations Continue
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 Defense 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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Source : International Launch Services - view original press release