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Sky-Mexico 1 (SKYM 1)

Sky-Mexico 1 (SKYM 1) [OSC]

Orbital Sciences Corporation was selected by DIRECTV to build SKY MEXICO-1 (SKYM-1). The SKYM-1 satellite design is based on Orbital's highly successful, flight-proven, GeoStar-2 satellite platform, and was manufactured and tested at Orbital's satellite manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia.

The SKYM-1 spacecraft carries 24 active Ku-band transponders and 2 active R-Band transponders providing Direct-to-Home broadcast services to the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Regions. The satellite will be located at 78.8 West Longitude and will produce approximately 5.0 kilowatts of payload electrical power.

Nation: Mexico
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: DirecTV Latin America
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Equipment: 24 Ku-band transponders, 2 R-band transponders
Configuration: GeoStar-2 Bus
Propulsion: IHI BT-4
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 3182 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Sky-Mexico 1 (SKYM 1) 2015-026B 27.05.2015 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with DirecTV 15


  • Orbital Sciences Corp.: SKYM-1
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