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Call sign S3033


Designation 47240 / 20096A
Launch date 13 Dec 2020
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Falcon 9 #110

To be tested at 120.5°W and then replace XM 3. May also operate from 115.25°W.
The satellite is insured for $225 million

During in-orbit testing half of the transmission payload failed. Some issues were found and fixed during manufacturing, which may or may not be related.


Begin End Position
L: Mar 2021 120.5°W
Apr 2021 Oct 2022 115°W
Nov 2022   85.15°W

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Technical data


Prime contractor Maxar
Platform LS-1300
Mass at launch 7000 kg
Dry mass 2975 kg
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime 15 years

Operational frequencies: 2320-2345 MHz and 7025-7075 MHz

TT&C: 4196-4198.5 MHz downlink, 6422-6425 MHz uplink

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