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AT&T T-16 (DirecTV 16)

AT&T T-16 [Airbus DS]

DirectV 16, renamed to AT&T T-16 before launch, is a high-power telecommunications satellite.

DirecTV contracted with EADS Astrium in late 2016 to design and manufacture the DirecTV 16, a contract that neither Airbus nor DirecTV has announced. After the sale of DirecTV to AT&T, the satellite was renamed.

Based on Astrium’s Eurostar-3000 platform, the satellite has a payload comprising of high power transponders in Ku-band and transponders in Ka-band. The spacecraft has a launch mass of 6350 kg, an electrical power of 16 kW and is designed to deliver more than 15 years of in-orbit operations. It will operate from 100.85° West.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: DirecTV → AT&T
Contractors: Airbus Defence and Space
Equipment: high power Ku-band transponders, Ka-band transponders, Reverse Band transponders
Configuration: Eurostar-3000 LX Hybrid
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 6350 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AT&T T-16 (ex DirecTV 16) 2019-034A 20.06.2019 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with Eutelsat 7C

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Further DirecTV missions: