SES successfully launched its 54th satellite ASTRA 2E at 3:38 am Baikonur time (23:38 CET and 17:38 EDT on September 29).
For the past 6 weeks Astra 2E has been at 43.5°East whilst testing has taken place. There are rumours that testing will be completed this week and then the bird will be on it’s way to 28.2E.
Whether the switch over will take place before Christmas remains unclear but the general concensus is there will be a much tighter footprint on the Uk which will affect us most of all in the Costa del Sol and Southern Europe.
What are the alternatives to Astra?
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