Astra-1P / SES-24 (Falcon 9)
20 June 2024
Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the SES-24 / ASTRA 1P mission to geosynchronous transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 5:35 p.m. on 20 June 2024.
Artist rendition of the Astra-1P satellite in orbit. IMAGE CREDIT: Thales Alenia Space
According to Thales Alenia Space, "ASTRA 1P, a classic wide-beam satellite, will support SES’s prime TV neighbourhood and enable content owners, private and public broadcasters across Germany, France and Spain to continue broadcasting satellite TV channels in the highest-picture quality in the most cost-efficient manner. It will be based on the full electric and powerful Spacebus NEO platform developed by Thales Alenia Space and already flight proven in orbit."
This is the ninth flight of the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Ax-2, Euclid, Ax-3, CRS-30, and four Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage landed on the Just Read the Instructions droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
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