Astra 2F is a commercial Communications Satellite that was built by Astrium and will be operated by SES, Luxembourg. It is part of the SES ASTRA and SES WORLD SKIES divisions.
The Spacecraft is based on the Eurostar-3000 Platform and has a dry mass of 2,660 Kilograms and fueled/liftoff weight of 6,000 Kilograms. The spacecraft has two deployable solar arrays and on-board batteries for 13kW end-of-life power supply, a propulsion system that is used for Apogee Maneuvers and Orbit Maintenance, and a communications payload consisting of Ka- and Ku-band transponders. The satellite has a design life of 15 years and will operate from Geostationary Orbit at 28.2 degrees east. The spacecraft will provide coverage for Direct-to-Home (DTH) markets in the UK and Ireland with a dedicated spot beam. Both, spot beam and pan-European beams, are provided by Astra 2F to accommodate pay-TV and free-to-air broadcasters. Astra 2F provides coverage for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.