Astra 2E Satellite Signal Footprint
The Astra 2E satellite is a commercial communications satellite built by Astrium, France. Astra 2E will be operated by by SES, Luxembourg.
Astra 2E, along with two other new Astra 2 satellites, Astra 2F, and Astra 2G, will be replacing Astra 2A, Astra 2B Astra 2C, Astra 2D and Eurobird 1 / Eutelsat 28A satellites at 28.2° E.
In March 2012 SES Astra released the first predicted signal footprint maps for the Astra 2E satellite.
In September 2012, SES Astra published some more detailed signal footprint reception maps for the new Astra 2E satellite.
These Astra 2E satellite signal footprint maps are the theoretical signal strengths. The real signal may differ.
Astra 2E satellite will have two beams providing UK TV, a Pan European beam and a UK Spot beam.
You can expect that the main UK TV channels, like BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel Five will be located on the UK Spot beam, in a similar way they were on the previous Astra 2D satellite.
The majority of the Sky TV pay channels will be located on the European beam.
Astra 2E Satellite Signal Footprint Maps
This is the predicted Pan European beam for Astra 2E showing signal strength in db issued in March 2012.
This is the predicted UK beam / UK Spot beam for Astra 2E showing signal strength in db issued in March 2012.
This is the predicted Pan European beam for Astra 2E and predicted satellite dish size required for reception of this beam issued in September 2012.
This is the predicted UK beam / UK Spot beam for Astra 2E and predicted satellite dish size requried for reception of this beam issued in September 2012.
Actual Astra 2E Satellite Signal reception for Spain can be seen using the reception reports HERE
The Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) and Satellite Dish Sizes
You can use the values on this table and the values on the signal footprint maps for Astra 2E to see what size of satellite dish you will need to be able to receive the UK TV channels from Astra 2F