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DirecTV 10, 11, 12

DirecTV 10 [Boeing]

Boeing announced in September 2004 a contract by DirecTV to build three Boeing 702 model satellites. These spacecraft will provide DirecTV with unprecedented national and local broadcast coverage in High Definition Television (HDTV) and will be among the largest and most powerful Ka-band satellites ever launched.

Three BSS-702 satellites, dubbed DirecTV 10 and DirecTV 11, an ground spare (DirecTV 12) and six Ka band uplink sites will enable DirecTV to significantly expand broadcasting to their customers across the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska. In addition to expanded national HDTV broadcasting, standard definition television broadcasting, and interactive television, DirecTV 10 and DirecTV 11 will provide the capability for DirecTV to broadcast local HDTV to 90 percent of their customers.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: DirecTV
Contractors: Boeing (BSS)
Equipment: 32 (+12) Ka-band transponders, 55 (+15) Ka-band Spot-Beam transponders
Configuration: BSS-702
Propulsion: R-4D + 4 XIPS
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5893 kg (#10), 5923 kg (#11); (3700 kg BOL)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
DirecTV 10 2007-032A 07.07.2007 TB LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.2)
DirecTV 11 2008-013A 19.03.2008 SL Zenit-3SL (2)
DirecTV 12 2009-075A 29.12.2009 TB LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.2)

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Further DirecTV missions: