Sirius XM-5 Satellite To Be In Service In 2010
November 12, 2009 at 6:31 AM (PT)
INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES has won a contract from SIRIUS XM RADIO to launch the XM-5 satellite on an ILS Proton in 2010.
XM-5, reports SATELLITETODAY.COM, the fifth SIRIUS XM satellite to be launched by an ILS Proton, was built by SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL and is based on the 1300 platform.
The satellite aims to enhance NORTH AMERICAN coverage across the existing SIRIUS XM satellite fleet from its planned location at the 85 degrees West.