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Spaceway 1



Spaceway 1 is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched at 07:32 UT on 26 April 2005 by a Zenit 3SL rocket from the floating platform, Odyssey parked at 154 deg-W longitude on the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The satellite belongs to the well-known fleet of DIRECTV. The 3.8 tonne, 12.3 kW, 3.4 m x 3.2 m x 5.1 m satellite will provide high-speed internet connections along with digital TV and other channels to all of North America through its 17 Ku-band transponders after parking over 102.8 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28644
  • Spaceway1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-04-26
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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