DirecTV-5

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Orbit 81/24 (81P) Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

T5 (formerly DirecTV-5) is a dormant communications satellite launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan in May, 2002 to provide mainly Spanish language satellite television programs to DirecTV customers from the 119 degrees West longitudinal orbit. It was built by Space Systems/Loral, as part of its LS-1300 line. In May 2004, DIRECTV successfully launched DIRECTV 7S (later T7S), their second high powered spot beam. T7S is located at the 119 degree orbital slot. The satellite was renamed to T5 in 2017.

Proton-K/DM-2M

Family: Proton / UR-505
Configuration: DM-2M

The Proton-K was a Russian, previously Soviet, carrier rocket derived from the earlier Proton. It was built by Khrunichev, and launched from sites 81 and 200 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    59.0 m
  • Diameter
    4.15 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.15 m
  • Launch Mass
    712 T
  • Thrust
    8847 kN
Family
  • Name
    Proton-K/DM-2M
  • Family
    Proton / UR-505
  • Variant
    DM-2M
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Proton-K/DM-2M
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
    1880 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

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Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy Founded: 1916 Successes: 362 Failures: 31 Pending: 6

Agency Type: Government

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

81/24 (81P)


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