Astra


Astra

__TOC__Astra may refer to:
* Astra, In Sanskrit means "weapon".
* Astra (Marvel), Marvel comics character
* Astra (Imperial Guard), another Marvel character
* Astra missile, missile developed by India
* "Astra (album)", a 1985 album by Asia
* "Astra (manga)", by Jerry Robinson.
* TR-3B Astra, an alleged secret aircraft
* Astra (god), Greek goddess
* Astra Planeta, the gods of the five wandering stars or planets
* Astra (band), former rock band from Athens, GA
* "Astra (Wuorinen)" a 1990 musical composition by Charles Wuorinen
* Astra (weapon), as written about in the Mahabharata and Ramayana
* Astra Film Festival - International Documentary and Visual Anthropology Film Festival, Sibiu
* Astra, one suggested name for a fifth planet (hypothetical) that became the asteroid belt
* Astra Chamber Music Society, a concert organization for choral music and contemporary performance, based in Melbourne, Australia
* Astra (Beanie Baby), a Beanie Baby bear produced by Ty, Inc.
* ASTRA, a branch of Altrusa International for student between the ages of 12 and 25.

Companies and brands

* Astra, A Spanish gun manufacturer, no longer in business
* AstraZeneca
* SES Astra, a company operating the Astra satellite system, and a number of their satellites:
** Astra 1A, often called "The Astra Satellite" at launch
** Astra 1B
** Astra 2D
* Astra, a brand of beer produced by the Bavaria - St. Pauli Brewery
* Astra, a codename for a version of Trillian (instant messaging client)
* Astra Vagoane Călători (Astra Passenger Coaches) - a Romanian company manufacturing various rolling stock material
* Astra-Unceta y Cia SA, a former Spanish handgun manufacturer.
* Astra International, an Indonesian conglomerate.
* Astra Products Ltd., a Ravenna, Ohio extruder of vertical and horizontal blinds.
* Astra Bicycles, a line of French bicycles built by Motobecane in the 1970's.

Automobiles

* Astra (1920 automobile), the American version
* Astra (1922 automobile), the French version
* Astra (1930 automobile), the Belgian version
* Astra (1954 automobile), the British version
* Opel Astra, also known as the Vauxhall Astra, Holden Astra, Chevrolet Astra and Saturn Astra

Acronyms

* American Specialty Toy Retailing Association
* "Asociaţia Transilvană pentru Literatura Română şi Cultura Poporului Român", a Transylvanian cultural group
* Association in Scotland to Research into Astronautics, a Scottish Space Advocacy Group
* Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association
* ASTRA (reactor) (Adaptierter Schwimmbecken-Typ-Reaktor Austria), a type of nuclear reactor
* ASTRA, Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America, an American Industry and Professional Advocacy Group [www.aboutastra.org] and [www.usinnovation.org]
* ASTRA, (Access to Systems, Tools, Resources and Applications) is an authorization system that stores information about who can use a wide variety of administrative applications and tools across the UW campus. [www.washington.edu/computing/astra/]

See also

* Ad astra
* Astro


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  • Astra 19.2°E — is the name for the group of communications satellites co located at the 19.2°East orbital position in the Clarke Belt that are owned and operated by SES Astra, a subsidiary of SES based in Betzdorf, Luxembourg.Astra 19.2°E used to be commonly… …   Wikipedia

  • Astra 28.2°E — is the name for the group of communications satellites co located at the 28.2° East position in the Clarke Belt that are owned and operated by SES Astra, a subsidiary of SES based in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. It is one of the major TV satellite… …   Wikipedia

  • Astra 23.5°E — is the name for the group of communications satellites co located at the 23.5° East position in the Clarke Belt owned and operated by SES Astra, a subsidiary of SES based in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. 23.5° East is one of the major TV satellite… …   Wikipedia

  • Astra — (lat. für „Sterne“) bezeichnet: Astra (Bier), eine Biermarke der Holsten Brauerei AG Astra (Buchungsmaschine), eine mechanische Buchungsmaschine Astra II, ein Kreuzfahrtschiff ein ursprünglich in Frankreich gebautes und später in Russland… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Astra 5°E — is the name for the communications satellites co located at the 5° East position in the Clarke Belt which are owned and operated by SES Astra, a subsidiary of SES based in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. 5° East is one of the major TV satellite positions… …   Wikipedia

  • Astra 1D — was the fourth, and under original plans, last communications satellite from Société Européenne des Satellites (SES), now SES Astra. It was launched to Astra s original solitary operational position at 19.2°E, and was intended as an in orbit… …   Wikipedia

  • Astra 2D — is one of a group of satellites operated by SES Astra, located at 28.2° East in the Clarke Belt. It is a Hughes HS 376 craft, and was launched from the Guiana Space Centre in December 2000.Most of the transponders are used to provide television… …   Wikipedia

  • ASTRA — (lat. für „Sterne“) steht für: Astra (Band), eine Musikgruppe Astra (Buchungsmaschine), eine mechanische Buchungsmaschine Astra (Satellit), mehrere von SES Astra betriebene Satelliten ein ursprünglich in Frankreich gebautes und später in Russland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Astra 1A — Startdatum 11. Dezember 1988 Trägerrakete Ariane 4 Startplatz ELA 2, Weltraumzentrum Guayana Startmasse 1800 kg Hersteller …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Astra 2A — is a communications satellite owned by SES Astra. Launched in 1998, half its expected end of life capacity of 28 transponders were pre booked by BSkyB, who utilised it and a re positioned Astra 1D to launch their new Sky Digital service. 21… …   Wikipedia

  • Astra 1B — Startdatum 2. März 1991 Trägerrakete Ariane 44LP Startplatz ELA 2, Weltraumzentrum Guayana Startmasse 2617 kg Hersteller …   Deutsch Wikipedia