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DirecTV 16

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: DirecTV
Contractors: Airbus Defence and Space
Configuration: Eurostar-3000
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
DirecTV 16 - 2019 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with Eutelsat 7C


Further DirecTV missions: