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Spaceway 2



Spaceway 2 is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane-5 ECA rocket from Kourou at 23:46 UT on 16 November 2005. The six tonne, 12.3 kW satellite carries 48 Ka-band transponders to provide high-speed, high-definition video and internet services to DIRECTV customers in North America after parking over 99 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28902
  • Spaceway2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-11-16
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
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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