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XM 4

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2006-049A

Description

XM 4 is an American geostationary satellite that was launched by a Zenit 3SL rocket from the floating platform, Odyssey parked on the equatorial Pacific ocean at 154 degrees W longitude, at 23:49 UT on 30 October 2006. The 5.2 tonne (with fuel) craft carries an 18 kW transponder to provide S-band Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) to homes and automobiles in North America, after parking over 115 degrees W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 29520
  • XM4

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-10-30
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform),

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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