LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat Jun 10 1995
Arianespace

DirecTV 3

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

June 9, 1995 at 8:24 PM EDT

(June 10, 1995 at 12:24 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

June 9, 1995 at 8:24 PM EDT

(June 10, 1995 at 12:24 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

June 9, 1995 at 8:24 PM EDT

(June 10, 1995 at 12:24 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • DirecTV 2 is a high-powered satellites built by Hughes Space and Communications Company (HSC) which began bringing true direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service to homes throughout North America in 1994.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 2