Ten things to know about the ASTRA 1N

    The ASTRA 1N…
  • … was built by Astrium on the Eurostar E3000 platform
  • … will be providing direct-to-Home television across Europe, with the primary markets being France, Germany and Spain
  • … will provide interim capacity at 28.2°E first, providing coverage for the United Kingdom and Ireland
  • … is equipped with 52 transponders in the Ku frequency band
  • … has a launch mass of 5300 kg
  • … has a wingspan of over 35 meters and a body height of 7 meters
  • … has a life expectancy of 15+ years
  • … will have a spacecraft power of 13kW at the end of its 15-year designed lifetime
  • … will follow three previous launches of Arianespace in 2011
  • … will be launched on 1 July 2011

Coming soon:
Interview with Neliton Vasconcelos, Spacecraft Program Manager of SES.