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Tempo 1

Also called DBS 5 or Directv 5; S2673


Designation 27426 / 02023A
Launch date 7 May 2002
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Proton #293

Replaced Tempo 2


Begin End Position
L: 7 May 2002 Jun 2002 129°W
Jun 2002 Aug 2004 119°W
Sep 2004 Oct 2005 72.5°W
Oct 2005   109.8°W
Jan 2007   110.1°W
Jun 2021   110.1°W, inclined

Started providing local channels under Telesat control in Oct 2004. It should stay there until a Telesat satellite is launched to takeover the service in 2008. Licenced till 28 Feb 2027.

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Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

Ku-band DBS US frequency chart

Is said to weigh a bit more that the other Tempo: 3641 kg at launch time.

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