Satellite DirecTV-9S of DirecTV, Inc.

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names DirecTV-9S
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner DirecTV, Inc.
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -101.08
Perigee (km) 35774
Apogee (km) 35798
Eccentricity 0.000284656988329063
Inclination (degrees) 0.03
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 5500
Dry Mass (kg.) 2364
Power (watts) 13900
Date of Launch 13-10-2006
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Space Systems/Loral
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
COSPAR Number 2006-043A
NORAD Number 29494
Comments 52 Ku-band and 2 Ka-band transponders; direct-to-home, voice, video and internet.


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