DirecTV contracted with EADS Astrium in late 2016 to design and manufacture the DirecTV 16, a new high-power telecommunications satellite, a contract that neither Airbus nor DirecTV has announced.
The satellite is based on a version of Astrium’s Eurostar-3000 platform, but no details are known yet.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|DirecTV 16||-||2019||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with Eutelsat 7C|