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XM 1



XM 1, also known as Roll, is an American geosynchronous relay satellite that was launched by a Zenit rocket from a floating platform, Odyssey on the equatorial Pacific ocean at 10:10 UT on 8 May 2001. (XM 2, also known as Rock, was launched in March 2001.) It will provide one hundred channels of digital music and entertainment to motorists in North America after parking over 85 deg-W.

Alternate Names

  • 26761
  • Roll
  • XM Roll
  • XM1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-05-08
Launch Vehicle: Zenit
Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform),

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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