|Operator||SES Astra / SES S.A.|
|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
14 years, 8 months, 7 days (elapsed)
|Spacecraft type||Lockheed Martin A2100|
|Launch mass||4,497 kg (9,914 lb)|
|Dry mass||2,253 kg (4,967 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||4 May 2007, 22:29 UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 5ECA (V176)|
|Launch site||Centre Spatial Guyanais, ELA-3|
|Entered service||July 2007|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
Astra 1L, is one of the Astra geostationary satellites owned and operated by SES, was purchased in June 2003.
It was launched on 4 May 2007, at 22:29 UTC by an Ariane 5ECA from Centre Spatial Guyanais at Kourou, French Guiana.
The satellite is based on the A2100AXS satellite bus, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems, Newtown, Pennsylvania, and has a minimum service life of 15 years. It features 29 Ku-band and 2 Ka-band transponders to service Europe. SES stated that Astra 1L would replace Astra 2C.