Satellite Stories
Satellite Stories
May 20, 2019
The Story Behind ASTRA 1B Satellite
Play • 15 min

Ever wondered how TV changed from SD to HD? And curious in how the number of channels has vastly increased over the years?

On episode 2 of Satellite Stories, we look into the history of one of SES's geostationary satellites - Astra 1B launched back in 1991. And we discover how the idea of co-location was pivotal in satellite history in expanding the industry's horizons and technical ability. Host Kristina Smith-Meyer meets Ray Sperber - one of the SES engineers behind co-location's initial concept.

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