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DirecTV 10



DirecTV 10 is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur at 01:16 UT on 07 July 2007. The 5.9 tonne (including 2.2 tonnes of fuel) craft carries 32 broad beam Ka-band transponders, and 55 spot-beam Ka-band transponders to provide direct-to-home high-definition video (HDTV) and internet services throughout the USA after parking over 102.8° W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 31862
  • DirecTV10

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-07-07
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

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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