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Satellite Name: Sirius XM7 (SXM-7)
Status: testing
Position: 85° W (85.3° W)
NORAD: 47240
Cospar number: 2020-096A
Operator: XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc./Sirius Satellite Radio
Launch date: 13-Dec-2020
Launch site: Cape Canaveral SFS
Launch vehicle: Falcon 9 v1.2
Launch mass (kg): 7000
Dry mass (kg): 2884
Manufacturer: Maxar Technologies (SSL/MDA)
Model (bus): LS-1300
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15+ years
Call sign: S3033
Beacon(s): 2323.1 RHCP, 2325.5 RHCP, 2335.0 RHCP, 2339.6 RHCP, 4196.5, 4198.0
S-band capacity to provide entertainment and data services to tens of millions of subscribers across North America replacing XM-3. After 6 weeks during initial testing a payload failure occurred. The satellite was declared a total loss in February 2021. The satellite has a secondary payload that is functioning for a separate service.
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