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.
|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|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|AT&T T-16 (ex DirecTV 16)||2019-034A||20.06.2019||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with Eutelsat 7C|