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DirecTV 14

DirecTV 14 [SSL]

DIRECTV 14 is a 20 kilowatt communications spacecraft that uses Ka-band and Reverse DBS to expand the company's video services.

Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) announced in June 2010 that it has entered into a contract to provide a high-power satellite to DIRECTV.

The SSL-1300 is a decades-proven, modular platform with the industry's highest power capability and flexibility for a broad range of applications. It enables DirecTV 14 to use Ka-band and reverse band spectrum on a satellite that will help DIRECTV expand its HD programming to both national and local markets. DirecTV 14 carries 76 Ka-band spot beam transponders for HD local channels and 18 National Reverse-band transponders. The satellite is designed to provide service for 15 years or more. It is to be stationed at 99 West.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: DirecTV
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 76 Ka-band spot beam transponders for HD local channels, 18 National Reverse-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 6300 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
DirecTV 14 2014-078B 06.12.2014 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with GSat 16

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