picture of the encyclopedia
previous next
Version 0.81 comes with a new web design! Please allow popups for navigation.

Directv 9S

Also called DTV 9S and DBS 9S, S2669 S2689


Designation 29494 / 06043A
Launch date 13 Oct 2006
Country of origin United States
Mission Direct TV
Geostationary orbit 101.1°W
Launch vehicle Ariane V173

May backup Directv 4S or 7S. FCC authorized in Jul 2006. Licence extended till 17 Dec 2023, to be extended till 31 Jul 2024.

Tested at 138°W. Went inclined in Feb 2024.

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading


Prime contractor SS/L
Platform FS-1300
Mass at launch 5535 kg
Dry mass 2364 kg
Dimension 7.5 x 2.9 x 3.3 m
Solar array 31 m span
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power BOL: 12656 W
Design lifetime 15 years

TT&C to reach GEO: 14.002-14.004 & 14.496-14.498 GHz


Main transponders 52
Backup transponders  
Coverage Conus, Alaska, Hawaii with 27 spot beams
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization LHCP & RHCP
Frequencies uplink: 17.3-17.8 GHz
downlink: 12.2-12.7 GHz

It can also be configured to provide up to 44 transponders broadcast into 30 beams.
Ku-band DBS US frequency chart


Main transponders
Backup transponders  
EIRP max  
Frequencies uplink: 28.35-28.60, 29.25-29.5, 29.50-30.00 GHz
downlink: 18.3-18.8, 19.7-20.2 GHz

© TBS Internet, all rights reserved. All reproduction, copy or mirroring prohibited. Legal notice
francais anglais contact