New Sirius Satellite In Service
September 9, 2009 at 5:40 AM (PT)
SIRIUS XM's SIRIUS FM-5, the newest addition to the SIRIUS XM satellite fleet, was recently placed into service on the SIRIUS network.
The new satellite, which was manufactured by SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL, provides improved signal penetration and reception to millions of SIRIUS subscribers nationwide. FM-5 is now fully operational and broadcasting SIRIUS XM programming and data services to SIRIUS radios in NORTH AMERICA. The satellite launched JUNE 30th, was guided to its final orbit position, and has successfully completed all post-launch testing.