Falcon 9 Block 5 | Sirius SXM-7

AGENCY SpaceX
ROCKET Falcon 9 Block 5
LOCATION Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
DAY Fri Oct 30 2020
TIME 12:00:00 AM
MISSION SXM-7
SXM-7 is a large high power broadcasting satellite for SiriusXM's digital audio radio service (DARS). Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) got in July 2016 the contract to build the two satellites based on their SSL-1300 bus - SXM-7 and SXM-8. Both operate in the S-band spectrum. Each satellite will generate more than 20-kW of power and will have a large unfurlable antenna reflector, which enables broadcast to radios without the need for large dish-type antennas on the ground. SXM-7 is meant to replace the XM-3 satellite.
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