ASTRA 1N’s primary mission is to complement the existing and future ASTRA fleet at orbital position 19.2° East for 15+ years. Before moving to its final destination at 19.2°E, the satellite will support an interim mission at 28.2°E, where it will provide coverage for the United Kingdom and Ireland.
As an exclusive to blog readers, here is the preliminary footprint at 28.2°E:
Note: The information and data contained herein are subject to change.
History of satellites animation.