owned by Societe Europeenne des Satellies. It launched into orbit
June 16, 2001 by International Launch Services from the Baikonur
. A Proton K - Block DM rocket
carried the payload
. The satellite was built by Boeing
Satellite System. It is an 8500 kW version of the Boeing 601 platform.
For more info see: http://www.ses-astra.com/corporate/press/01/20010616ASTRA2C.htm