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XM 2

Also called XM Rock


Designation 26724 / 01012A
Launch date 18 Mar 2001
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 115.1°W
Launch vehicle Zenit Sea Launch #6

Switched off in Dec 2006, remains in orbit as spare.


Begin End Position
L: 18 Mar 2001 Oct 2007 115.1°W
Nov 2007 Dev 2010 85.2°W
Jan 2011 May 2014 115.1°W
Jul 2014 Oct 2014 27°W

Deorbit planned in 2014

End of life

Out of service Oct 2014
Cause Moved to junk orbit

External resources

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Technical data


This satellite has faulty HS-702 solar panels that may affect its lifetime. The insurance paid $71 million.

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