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Satellite Name: XM 2 (XM Rock)
Status: deorbited
Position: 27° W (27° W)
NORAD: 26724
Cospar number: 2001-012A
Operator: XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc./Sirius Satellite Radio
Launch date: 18-Mar-2001
Launch site: Sea Launch (Odyssey platform)
Launch vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch mass (kg): 4682
Dry mass (kg): 2746
Manufacturer: Boeing (Hughes)
Model (bus): BSS-702
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign: S2119
Beacon(s): 2339.2, 2339.7, 2344.0, 2344.5
Details:
13.3 kw Digital Audio Radio, 2 active S-band transponders, each w/16 active (6 spare) 228-w TWTAs. Backup satellite for XM 4 (XM Blues). Relocated to 27 deg. W.L. +/- 0.1 deg., where it will be positioned for up to four months in preparation for its removal to a disposal orbit.
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