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DirecTV 15



Built by Airbus Defence and Space, will provide capacity for additional digital TV services (in the Ku-, Ka- and R-bands) for DirecTV’s U.S. customers, including capacity that can be applied to the satellite TV operator’s 4K plans. With a design life of 15 years, DirecTV 15 is slated to be the eighth satellite orbited by Arianespace for DirecTV.

Alternate Names

  • 40663
  • Directv15

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-05-27
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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