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DirecTV 2



DirecTV 2, also known as DBS-2, is a US geostationary communications spacecraft launched by an Atlas 2-A rocket from Cape Canaveral. It has the capability to provide 150 channels of programs. It carried a time capsule named SpaceArc containing messages from the current vice-president of the US and his predecessor. After its useful life span, the spacecraft will be moved to a higher orbit so that only an explorer from a distant future generation may uncover the messages.

Alternate Names

  • 23192
  • DBS 2
  • DirecTV2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1994-08-03
Launch Vehicle: Atlas 2AS
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 2860 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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