DirecTV-1R

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Orbit Launch Platform Odyssey Sea Launch

To expand channel capacity and strengthen in-orbit redundancy, DirecTV, Inc., ordered a new satellite from Hughes Space and Communications Company (HSC) in 1998. The new spacecraft, called DirecTV 1-R, is a Hughes HS-601HP model satellite scheduled that was launched in October 1999 under a delivery-in-orbit contract.

Zenit

Family: Zenith
Configuration: 3SL

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    4.6 m
  • Diameter
    0.42 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    45 kN
Family
  • Name
    Zenit
  • Family
    Zenith
  • Variant
    3SL
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Zenit 3SL
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Sea Launch

Sea Launch

(SL)

Successes: 33 Failures: 3 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

INFO WIKI

Sea Launch

Launch Platform Odyssey


Atlas V 401
Success
4 hours, 34 minutes ago
Landsat 9
Space Launch Complex 3E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to continue the Landsat program's critical role in monitoring, understanding a…


Long March 3
In Flight
14 hours, 31 minutes ago
Beidou-4S (?)
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Probable test satellite for the future 4th generation navigation satellite for the Chinese Beidou Navigation Satellite System. Payload identity highl…


Kuaizhou
Success
16 hours, 27 minutes ago
Jilin-1-02D
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


Long March 7
Success
1 week ago
Tianzhou-3
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Second cargo delivery mission to the Chinese large modular space station.


Hapith I
Failure
1 week, 4 days ago
Test Flight
Pad 1 - Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex, South Australia

The first Hapith I launch will be testing TiSPACE's hybrid rocket engine technology in preparation for the future Hapith V launch vehicle. Targeting …


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Inspiration4
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Inspiration4 is the world’s first all-commercial astronaut mission to orbit. Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, is donating the thre…


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
OneWeb 10
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

A batch of 34 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consum…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Starlink Group 2-1
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 51 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Razbeg 1 (Kosmos 2551)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

The Russian Razbeg 1 is small military satellite optical reconnaissance satellite. It was built by NPP VNIIEM. It is likely the same satellite ide…


Long March 3
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
ChinaSat 9B
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Zhongxing-9B (ChinaSat 9B) is a Chinese communications satellite, that will replace the Zhongxing-9A satellite in orbit. The latter was launched in 2…