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Later renamed Directv 2


Designation 23192 / 94047A
Launch date 3 Aug 1994
Country of origin United States
Mission Direct TV
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Atlas Centaur

It carried a time capsule named SpaceArc containing messages from the vice-president of the U.S.A. (Al-Gore) and his predecessor. After its useful life span the spacecraft will be moved to a higher orbit so that only an explorer from a distant future generation may uncover the messages.


Begin End Position
L: 3 Aug 1994 Jan 2006 100.8°W
Feb 2006 Feb 2007 91°W
Feb 2007 Apr 2007 91°W, inclined

End of life

Out of service May 2007
Cause Moved to the junk orbit

To be deorbited shortly.

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data

EIRP coverage (dBW)

Ku-band DBS US frequency chart

Apogee motor: ARC490N (liquid fuel)

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