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DirecTV 7S



DirecTV 7S is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Zenit 3SL rocket from the floating platform, Odyssey moored at 154 deg-W in the equatorial Pacific ocean. The 13 kW satellite will provide direct-to-home television service to American homes through its 54 transponders and 27 spot-beams or, in another mode, through its 44 transponders and 30 spot-beams after parking over 119 deg-W longitude. It is the second spot-beam satellite in the DirecTV fleet, after DIRECTV 4S that was launched in November 2001.

Alternate Names

  • 28238
  • DirecTV7S

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-05-04
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
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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