Broadcast satellite owned by Societe Europeenne des Satellies. It launched into orbit June 16, 2001 by International Launch Services from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. 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

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