Launch of Astra 2E on Proton-M Return to Flight Mission

A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully launched on it’s 5th mission of 2013 carrying the Astra 2E satellite into orbit. This was the Return to Flight mission for the Proton-M after the dramatic failure in July this year when a Proton-M flew into the ground immediately after liftoff.

Astra 2E will provide Direct-To-Home broadcasting to Europe with spot beams for the United Kingdom.

Source: ILS

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