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Sirius 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2000-051A

Description

Sirius 2, also known as SD-RADIO 2 is an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur at 09:44 UT. It will enable S-band digital radio broadcasts (music, news, and entertainment) directly or through urban relay stations to motorists in North America. The Sirius constellation will be completed with the launch of a third spacecraft later this year.

Alternate Names

  • 26483
  • SD-Radio 2
  • SD-RADIO2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-09-05
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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