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Launch Date: 
August 30, 1998 - 6:31am

Vehicle: Proton K/ Block DM

The Satellite

  • Satellite Operator: SES ASTRA
  • Satellite Manufacturer: Hughes Space and Communications (Boeing)
  • Purpose: Various Services
  • Platform: 601 HP
  • Separated Mass: 3635 kg
  • Satellite Design Life: 15 years


  • 257th Launch for Proton
  • 7th ILS Proton Launch
  • 3rd ILS Proton Launch for SES
  • 5th Hughes Satellite Launched on ILS Proton

Latest News

Proton Successfully Launches ASTRA 2A for SES

Final Details of the Launch and Separation

  • Liftoff occurred on 30 August at 6:31 a.m (8:31 p.m. EDT, Aug. 29).
ILS Proton Rocket -  ASTRA 2A - Launch Poster - Side

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