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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||DirecTV Latin America|
|Contractors:||Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)|
|Equipment:||24 Ku-band transponders, 2 R-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Sky-Mexico 1 (SKYM 1)||2015-026B||27.05.2015||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with DirecTV 15|