Sirius FM-6 is a high-power, 20-kilowatt satellite that has an X-band uplink and an S-band downlink payload. It has a nine-meter unfurlable reflector, built by Harris Corporation, which allows for broadcast to cars and satellite radios for the home, office and to mobile devices.
The first three satellites built by SSL for SiriusXM were placed in a unique near-polar orbit and have provided uninterrupted service throughout their life. Sirius FM-6 is the third high power geostationary (GEO) satellite built by SSL for SiriusXM.
Sirius FM-6 will help ensure continuous and reliable delivery of SiriusXM's unparalleled audio entertainment and data services to 25.6 million subscribers across
"Our close collaboration with SiriusXM over the years has resulted in some of the world's most powerful spacecraft," said
Sirius FM-6 is SSL's tenth 20-kilowatt satellite to be placed into orbit. It is based on the SSL 1300 space-proven platform, which has a long history of reliability and provides the power and flexibility to support a broad range of applications and technology advances. With this launch, there are 74 SSL-built satellites currently on orbit.
About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 25.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and from retailers nationwide as well as at shop.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™,
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