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DirecTV 4S



DirecTV-4S is an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 44LP rocket from Kourou at 00:35 on 27 November 2001. The 4.3 tonne satellite will provide more than 300 local TV channels to 41 metropolitan communitites through its 11 C-band transponders after parking over 101-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 26985
  • DirecTV4S

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-11-27
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

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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