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.
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Launch Platform Odyssey
43 rockets have launched from Sea Launch.
Zenit 3SL – Sea Launch
- Family: Zenith
- 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.
Sea Launch – SL
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: SL
- Country: RUS