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XM 3



XM 3 is an American geostationary radio communications satellite that was launched by a Zenit-3SL rocket from the floating Odyssey platform on the equatorial Pacific Ocean (at 154 deg-W longitude) at 03:51 UT on 1 March 2005. The 4.7 tonne satellite will provide music, sports, and news radio through 130 channels to the numerous subscribers with specially equipped receivers in their automobiles, after parking over 85 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28626
  • XM3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-03-01
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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