Hughes Space and Communications International, Inc., now Boeing Satellite Systems, Inc., and XM Satellite Radio Inc. (XMTM) signed a contract 23 March 1998, for two BSS-702 model satellites, named XM 1 and XM 2 (nicknamed “Rock” and “Roll”). These satellites are designed to provide state-of-the-art digital audio radio programming directly to cars, homes and portable radios coast to coast.
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.