|Launch vehicle.||Ariane 4 V27.|
|Launch site.||Kourou ELA-2, French Guiana.|
|Ceased operations.||Yes, in 2004.|
|Owner(s).||SES (Société Européenne des Satellites).|
|Major contractor(s)||RCA Astro Electronics (acquired by General Electric as GE AstroSpace as part of acquisition of RCA, later sold to Martin Marietta which in turn merged with Lockheed to form Lockheed Martin Space Systems).|
|Is it still in orbit.||Yes, as of 2017.|
|Launch mass.||1,780 kilograms (3,920 lb).|
|Links.||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astra_1A and http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=19688.|
It was unofficially reported to be riddled with technical faults and was shut down 4 years early. It has been replaced by several subsequent new Astra 1A satellites over the years.
- Also see: Space satellites.
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