LAUNCH CENTER

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Success
Sun Oct 10 1999
Sea Launch

DirecTV-1R

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

October 9, 1999 at 11:28 PM EDT

(October 10, 1999 at 3:28 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

October 9, 1999 at 11:28 PM EDT

(October 10, 1999 at 3:28 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

October 9, 1999 at 11:28 PM EDT

(October 10, 1999 at 3:28 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • To expand channel capacity and strengthen in-orbit redundancy, DirecTV, Inc., ordered a new satellite from Hughes Space and Communications Company (HSC) in 1998. The new spacecraft, called DirecTV 1-R, is a Hughes HS-601HP model satellite scheduled that was launched in October 1999 under a delivery-in-orbit contract.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

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    Sea Launch

    Pad

    Launch Platform Odyssey