Astra 1N Satellite Signal Footprint Map
The Astra 1N satellite launched on 6th August 2011. Astra 1N was initially deployed at was located at 28.2° east. Astra 1N satellite was designed with 55 Ku band transponders.
The Astra 1N satellite provides three broadcast beams, each with horizontal and vertical polarisation. The three signal footprints are: a UK spot beam, Pan-European Beam 1 and Pan-European Beam 2. One beam was dubbed the “uk beam”, as it was though to be sharply focussed on the UK, to prevent signal overspill into Europe. However, channels on this UK Beam could be received in Spain using a satellite dish of around 80x85cm.
The maps below show the official signal footprints. They are not 100% accurate, but do give an indication of the required satellite dish size for reception of many UK TV channels.
Astra 1N Satellite Signal Footprint Map UK Beam
Astra 1N Satellite Signal Footprint Map Pan European Beam 1
Astra 1N Satellite Signal Footprint Map Pan European Beam 2