DirecTV-5 from Satellite Dataset
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  About DirecTV-5

  Second heaviest satellite launched by Proton K into space at 4,300 kg

Operated by DirecTV, Inc. of USA, DirecTV-5 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA), it was launched into space using Proton K as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 7 May 2002. DirecTV-5 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Designated with COSPAR ID 2002-023A and NORAD ID 27426, DirecTV-5 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 4,300 kg and dry mass of 3,640 kg.

With an orbital eccentricity of 3.08E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,773km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,799km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of -110 degrees.

 

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  Data: DirecTV-5 

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