Astra 2F is a commercial satellite operated by SES S.A. (Luxembourg) for the purpose of communications.
A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 28 September 2012. Astra 2F was constructed by EADS Astrium (France/UK/Germany).
Designated with COSPAR ID 2012-051A and NORAD ID 38778, Astra 2F is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 6,000 kg and dry mass of 2,660 kg.
With an orbital eccentricity of 2.13E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,777km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,795km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 28 degrees.