ILS / ROSCOSMOS - Srius FM-6 launch Mission poster / Sirius XM Satellite Radio logo.
October 26 at 07:20 MSK spacecraft (SC), satellite radio, Sirius FM-6 cleanly separated from the upper stage (RB) Breeze-M. Spacecraft launched into the target orbit.
Breeze-M powered in to the target orbit satellite radio Sirius FM-6
Earlier, on October 25 at 22:08 MSK from the launch complex area 200 Baikonur calculations of rocket launchers and space industry Russia conducted a successful launch Vehicle (ILV) Proton-M with the upper stage Breeze-M and SC Sirius FM-6.
After the separation of the head unit in the Republic of Belarus Breeze-M and SC Sirius FM-6 from the third stage RKN further removal of spacecraft into the target orbit was carried out by the operation of the propulsion system booster.
Sirius FM-6 satellite
Sirius FM-6 is a high-power geostationary satellite for SiriusXM, America’s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and one of the world’s largest pure-play audio entertainment companies. Sirius FM-6 will help with the delivery of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and Latin programming, traffic and weather to more than 25.6 million subscribers. Sirius FM-6 will also help in the delivery of traffic and other data service information to markets across North America for vehicles with navigational systems.
Coverage area of the Sirius FM-6 satellite
SiriusXM is installed in vehicles of every major automaker and available for sale at retail locations nationwide. Sirius FM-6 will ensure SiriusXM’s array of audio and data services are received by vehicles, mobile devices and home receivers and will play an important role in bolstering the continuity of service for years to come.
ROSCOSMOS Press Release: http://www.federalspace.ru/19938/
Images, Text, Credits: Press Service of the Russian Federal Space Agency / ILS / ROSCOSMOS / Screen captures, Translation: Orbiter.ch Aerospace.