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SatMex 6



SatMex 6 is a Mexican geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from Kourou at 21:09 UT on 27 May 2006. The 5.7 tonne (with fuel) craft will provide voice, data, and video services to Mexico, South America and the continental United States, through its 36 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders after parking over 109.2° W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • Eutelsat 113 West A
  • 29162
  • SatMex6

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-05-27
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 5456 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Mexico)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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