SatBeams - Satellite Details - Spaceway 1 (Spaceway F1)

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Satellite Name: Spaceway 1 (Spaceway F1)
Status: failed
Position: 139° W (138.9° W)
NORAD: 28644
Cospar number: 2005-015A
Operator: DirecTV, Inc.
Launch date: 26-Apr-2005
Launch site: Sea Launch (Odyssey platform)
Launch vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch mass (kg): 6080
Dry mass (kg): 3691
Manufacturer: Boeing (Hughes)
Model (bus): BSS-702
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 12 yrs.
Call sign: S2191
Beacon(s): 19700.25, 19701.75, 19702.75
Details:
72 Ka-band transponders to provide direct broadcast services to North America and Hawaii. In December 2020, satellite suffered a major anomaly that resulted in significant and irreversible thermal damage to its batteries and payload operations have been terminated and the satellite is planned for deorbit.
 
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