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Detailed information about DIRECTV 1R satellite

Designator id: 1999-056A

Description of DIRECTV 1R Satellite:

DirecTV 1-R was an American communications spacecraft launched at 03:28 UT from the sea launch platform, Odyssey, that floated on the equatorial Pacific ocean at 0.0 latitude and 154 deg-W longitude by an Ukrainian Zenit rocket. This was the first commercial launch by the Sea Launch consortium jointly owned by American, Russian and Ukrainian companies. The 3,800 kg spacecraft will provide video channels directly to home-based dishes in an anticipated 50 million homes in North America through its 16 high-power Ku-band transponders, after parking over 101 deg-W longitude.


Technical data:

Launch Date: 1999-10-10
Launch Vehicle: Zenit
Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform), null
Mass: 3800.0 kg

Funding Agencies:


Disciplines:

Communications

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25937U 99056A   12341.07066098  .00000066  00000-0  00000+0 0  3997
2 25937 000.4644 075.9316 0001890 290.1154 148.3423 01.00510957 48226

Last TLE update on :2012-12-07

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