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.
42 rockets have launched from Sea Launch.
Zenit 3SL – Sea Launch
Length: 4.6 m
Diameter: 0.42 m
Launch Mass: 0 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 0 kg
The Zenit 3SL was manufactured by Sea Launch with the first launch on . Zenit 3SL has 33 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 36 launches.