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Sirius FM5



Sirius FM5 is an American communications spacecraft that was launched by a Proton-M rocket with a Breeze M upper stage from Baikonur at 19:10 UT on 30 June 2009. It will enable S-band digital radio broadcasts (music, news, and entertainment) to motorists in North America. Sirius FM5 will be placed in geostationary orbit at a longitude of 96° W. The satellite has a design lifetime of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 35493
  • SiriusFM5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-06-30
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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