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Satellite Name: Sky-Mexico 1 (RB-2, SKYM-1, DIRECTV KU-79W)
Status: active
Position: 79° W (78.8° W)
NORAD: 40664
Cospar number: 2015-026B
Operator: DirecTV, Inc.
Launch date: 27-May-2015
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch mass (kg): 2475
Dry mass (kg): 1250
Manufacturer: Orbital ATK Inc
Model (bus): GEOStar-2
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15+ yrs.
Call sign: S2861/S2712
Beacon(s): 11704H, 11705H, 11700.75 RHCP, 11702.75 RHCP
Details:
24 active Ku-band transponders and 2 active R-Band transponders providing Direct-to-Home broadcast services to the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Regions
Beams:Charts: list
Sky-Mexico 1 at 79° W downlink Ka-band TBL beam coverage map
 
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