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XM-2

Zenit

Sea Launch

Launch Status
Success

Mission


XM-2

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit

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.

Location


Launch Platform Odyssey

Sea Launch

Launch Platform Odyssey has witnessed the launch of 36 rockets, including 36 orbital launch attempts, while Sea Launch, has been the site for 48 rocket launches.

Launch Platform Odyssey

Rocket


Sea Launch Zenit 3SL

Agency


Sea Launch

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