Heaviest satellite launched by Sirius XM Holdings into space at 7,000 kg
Operated by Sirius XM Holdings of USA, Sirius XM-8 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.
Constructed by Maxar (USA), it was launched into space on 6 June 2021 using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral. Sirius XM-8 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.
Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, Sirius XM-8 has a launch mass of 7,000 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-049A and NORAD ID 48838.
With an orbital eccentricity of 1.78E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,779km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,794km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.
With generated usable power of 18000 watts, Sirius XM-8 orbits along the longitude of -121 degrees.