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SpaceX F9 - Sirius SXM 8 - SLC-40


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Jan 31, 2012
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Launch Date: June 6
Launch Window: 04:46 GMT
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Core Booster Recovery: ASDS
Booster: B1061-3
Fairings: New
Mass: Approx 7000 kg
Orbit: GTO to GEO

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SXM 8 satellite for SiriusXM. The satellite will replace the aging XM-4 satellite in SiriusXM’s fleet providing satellite radio programming to consumers across North America. SXM 8 was built by Maxar Technologies The satellite features a large unfurlable S-band reflector to broadcast radio signals to users on the ground.

SXM 7, 8
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Mar 6, 2013
San Diego
So up next, assuming the schedule holds, is a GPS launch, Transporter 2, and then the first dedicated polar Starlink launch sometime in July, which would be B1049's 10th launch.
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