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Satellite Name: Directv 12 (RB-2A)
Status: active
Position: 103° W (102.8° W)
NORAD: 36131
Cospar number: 2009-075A
Operator: DirecTV, Inc.
Launch date: 29-Dec-2009
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch vehicle: Proton M
Launch mass (kg): 6060
Dry mass (kg): 3556
Manufacturer: Boeing (Hughes)
Model (bus): BSS-702
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign: S2796/S2797
Beacon(s): 18302.25 LHCP, 18302.75 LHCP
Details:
32 (+12) Ka-band transponders, 55 (+15) Ka-band Spot-Beam transponders to provide HDTV throughout North America
Beams:Charts: list
Directv 12 at 103° W downlink Ka-band A1B4 (Chicago) Spot beam coverage map
 
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