Author Topic: Proton-M launch with Sirius FM-6 satellite - October 25, 2013  (Read 61606 times)

Offline akula2

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Great, I'm happy for Proton and Briz-M  ;D
Thanks for this thread.
« Last Edit: 10/26/2013 06:37 pm by akula2 »

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For the record, that was a navigational warning for Proton 3rd stage debris:
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[NAVAREA Navigational Warnings]
NORTH PACIFIC

NO.13-0792       Date:2013/10/23 12 UTC
NORTH PACIFIC, WESTERN PART.
DANGEROUS TO NAVIGATION AREA DESIGNATED
DUE TO ROCKET CARRIER ELEMENTS FALL.
1800Z TO 1930Z DAILY 25 TO 28 OCT.
IN ELLIPSE SHAPED AREA CENTERED IN
24-23N 161-46E. LARGE AXIS 216 MILES AND
SMALL AXIS 59.4 MILES. AZIMUTH OF LARGE
AXIS 134 DEGREES.
CANCEL THIS MSG 282030Z OCT

Offline Chris Bergin

SSL-built satellite for sirius xm radio

successfully performs post-launch maneuvers

 

 

PALO ALTO, Calif. – October 28, 2013 — Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the Sirius FM-6 satellite, designed and built for Sirius XM Radio, is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays late Friday evening, following a successful launch from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan aboard a Proton Breeze M launch vehicle, provided by International Launch Services (ILS).  Yesterday, it began the first of several thruster firings to maneuver into geosynchronous orbit.

 

Sirius FM-6 is a high-power, 20-kilowatt satellite that has an X-band uplink and an S-band downlink payload. It has a nine-meter unfurlable reflector, built by Harris Corporation, which allows for broadcast to cars and satellite radios for the home, office and to mobile devices.

 

The first three satellites built by SSL for SiriusXM were placed in a unique near-polar orbit and have provided uninterrupted service throughout their life.  Sirius FM-6 is the third high power geostationary (GEO) satellite built by SSL for SiriusXM.

 

Sirius FM-6 will help ensure continuous and reliable delivery of SiriusXM’s unparalleled audio entertainment and data services to 25.6 million subscribers across North America.

 

“Our close collaboration with SiriusXM over the years has resulted in some of the world’s most powerful spacecraft,” said John Celli, President of SSL. “It has been an honor to work with SiriusXM, and to contribute to the success of satellite radio, which brings popular entertainment and important information to millions of people in their cars, homes, and businesses.”

 

Sirius FM-6 is SSL’s tenth 20-kilowatt satellite to be placed into orbit. It is based on the SSL 1300 space-proven platform, which has a long history of reliability and provides the power and flexibility to support a broad range of applications and technology advances.  With this launch, there are 74 SSL-built satellites currently on orbit.

 

About Sirius XM Radio

Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world’s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 25.6 million subscribers.  SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and from retailers nationwide as well as at shop.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™, SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, and XMWX Marine™.  SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.
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Anyone has the "second delivery" date for this Proton-M ?

I think our discussion about high pressure tanks of Briz-M should be transfered to the thread dedicated to Briz-M, since it is very interesting, and still unsolved ! :-)  (anik, are you reading me ?)
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Anyone has the "second delivery" date for this Proton-M ?

I think our discussion about high pressure tanks of Briz-M should be transfered to the thread dedicated to Briz-M, since it is very interesting, and still unsolved ! :-)  (anik, are you reading me ?)

Already done:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30576.msg1115443#msg1115443


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Sirius FM-6 now ready for service, following on-orbit testing
See atachment.

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