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DirecTV 11



DirecTV 11 is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Zenit 3SL rocket from the floating platform Odyssey located at equatorial 154° W longitude at 22:48 UT on 19 March 2008. The 5.9 tonne (with fuel) craft will provide HDTV throughout North America, through its 55 spot-beam transponders in the Ka-band after parking over 99.2° W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 32729
  • DirecTV11

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-03-19
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform),

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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