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DirecTV 5



DirecTV 5 is an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur at 17:00 UT on 7 May 2002. The 4.3 tonne (with fuel) spacecraft will provide digital television to North American subscribers after parking over 119 deg-W longitude through its 32 Ku-band transponders.

Alternate Names

  • 27426
  • DirecTV5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-05-07
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

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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