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Later renamed Directv 1R, also called DTV 1R
Call Sign S2369


Designation 25937 / 99056A
Launch date 10 Oct 1999
Country of origin United States
Mission Direct TV
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Zenit Sea Launch


Begin End Position
L: 10 Oct 1999 Nov 1999 81.6°W
Nov 1999 Aug 2002 101.2°W
Aug 2002 Mar 2007 100.85°W
Apr 2007 Jan 2012 72.5°W
Mar 2012 Sep 2012 109.8°W
Jan 2013 Apr 2014 55.8°E (replaced Bonum 1)

End of life

Out of service May 2014
Cause Sent to junk orbit

External resources

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Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading


Prime contractor Hughes
Platform HS-601HP
Mass at launch 3420 kg
Mass in orbit 2304 kg
Dimension 2.7 x 3.6 x 4 m
Solar array 26 m span, dual-junction gallium arsenid
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power BOL: 8700 W
EOL: 7700 W
Design lifetime 15 years

XIPS propulsion. 2 transmit antennas (2.71 m diameter) and 1 receive antenna (1.37 m diameter). The primary XIPS system has failed.

TT&C: downlink: 12.69525 & 12.69925 GHz
uplink: 17.305 MHz and 17.799 GHz

Ku-band (12.2-12.7 GHz)

Main transponders 16
Backup transponders
Power 200 W (MPAs, 2 x 100 W TWTAs)
Coverage Conus, Alaska, Hawaii
EIRP max 55 dBW
G/T max  
Polarization LHCP & RHCP

Ku-band DBS US frequency chart

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