Satellite DirecTV-4S of DirecTV, Inc.

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names DirecTV-4S
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner DirecTV, Inc.
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -101.15
Perigee (km) 35780
Apogee (km) 35792
Eccentricity 0.000142328494164532
Inclination (degrees) 0.05
Period (minutes) 1436.09
Launch Mass (kg.) 4300
Dry Mass (kg.) 2100
Power (watts) 8,100 (EOL)
Date of Launch 27-11-2001
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Hughes Electronics Corp.
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 44LP
COSPAR Number 2001-052A
NORAD Number 26985
Comments Direct broadcasting; 48 Ku-band; 300 local TV channels to 41 metropolitan communities through 11 C-band transponders.


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