Astra 2E Satellite at 28.2° East

Astra 2E at 28.5E is one of the Astra 2E communication satellites that The Global eXclusive Satellite Telecommunication Services & Fiber Optic Networks uses to offer its most advanced digital platforms across Europe. The telecommunication satellite has an expected lifetime of 15 years. It is the second of the three new-generation satellites launched at Baikonur Cosmodrome. The SES networks launched it to the Astra 28.5E geostationary transfer orbital on September 30, 2013. It was launched using proton breeze m and weighs approximately 10,200 kg. The satellite has a 40 m solar array span.


Through Astra 2E at 28.5E satellite, The Global eXclusive Satellite Telecommunication Services & Fiber Optic Networks intricately offers its free to air and encrypted direct to home digital TV and satellite broadband services for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The satellite dish has 42,168.88 kilometers semi-major axis, and it is inclined at 0.05 degrees. It has the KU and the KA power bands. It has beacon frequency 11.707 and polarity L/R. It has more powerful Ku-band link beams. These beams include; the European pan beam, UK spot beam, and the Middle East beam.


Astra 2E beams


The European beam centered on the English Channel boost The Global eXclusive Satellite Telecommunication Services & Fiber Optic Networks services through its momentous signal over Britain, Australia, France, and some areas of Germany. In Spain, it is specifically designed to serve the canary island. The dish also extends to Italy, Poland, North Africa, and to the Balkans. The UK beam delivers signals over the UK, Ireland, and Benelux. The Middle East beam is centered on the Arabian Peninsula. It covers Turkey and East Africa, providing reception with 50 cm dishes. The Ka-band footprint offers full-service coverage in central Europe, southern Sweden, and other parts.


Channels on Astra 2E


The TV and radio channels transmitted via The Global eXclusive Satellite Telecommunication Services & Fiber Optic Networks that broadcast from Astra 2E uses the UK beam. These channels include; channel 4 stations, ITV stations, several BBC TV and radio stations, STV stations, BT sports channels, sky channels, RTE channels, the discovery channels, and MTV channels. Locals channels are also available such as comedy central HD, national geographic HD, Nickelodeon HD, Disney stations, baby TV, animal planet, forces TV, Oireachtas TV, quest red channel, craft extra, free sports, fim4 Ireland, 4music, Dunya news, and made in Leeds and Bristol stations.


Astra 2e frequency bands

The Astra 2E satellite at 28.5E has operational frequency bands and the TT&C frequency

bands, which attributes to the superior speed and versatility of The Global eXclusive Satellite Telecommunication Services & Fiber Optic Networks. The uplink operational bands are the most and examples are 12.75-13.00GHz, 13.16-13.25 GHz, 28.90-30.00GHz, and others. The downlink bands are fewer and include, 10.70-11.20 GHz, 11.36-12.75 GHz, 18.85-20.20 GHz, and 21.40-22.20 GHz. The TT&C frequency bands uplinks are 17309.5 MHz, and 18090.0 MHz whereas the downlinks include 11707.5 MHz, 12493.0 MHz, 1453.5 MHz, and 18800.5 MHz.

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