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DirecTV 9S



DirecTV 9S is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane-5 ECA rocket from Kourou at 21:56 UT on 13 October 2006. The 5.5 tonne (with fuel) craft carries 52 Ku-band and two Ka-band transponders to provide direct-to-home, through its 27 spot-beams, voice, video, and internet transmissions to North American subscribers after parking over 101° or 119° W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 29494
  • DirecTV9S

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-10-13
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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