The Sirius satellites
FROM ILS PRESS KIT
Posted: November 30, 2000
One of only two companies licensed to offer satellite radio, Sirius has formed strategic alliances with leading companies to develop its revolutionary service. The company has exclusive alliances to factory-install Sirius receivers in DaimlerChrysler cars and light trucks, including Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mercedes, and is the preferred service provider for Freightliner and Sterling heavy trucks. Sirius also has exclusive alliances to factory-install Sirius receivers in BMW, Ford, Jaguar, Mazda and Volvo automobiles. In addition, Sirius has alliances with leading automotive electronics manufacturers to design and develop receivers for the automotive aftermarket and for installation in new cars. These companies include Alpine, Audiovox, Clarion, Delphi Delco Electronics, Jensen, Kenwood, Panasonic, Pioneer, Sanyo and Visteon.
Sirius Satellite Radio's brand new National Broadcast Studio, one of the most sophisticated digital radio broadcasting facilities in the world, is located in the center of the nation's media and entertainment industry, New York City.
Satellite System Overview
The on-orbit-deployed dimensions of the satellite are approximately 81.4 ft long, 18.4 ft wide and 17 ft tall. At the end of life (EOL), during normal sun conditions, two solar arrays with five panels each generate 9.3 kW of power. The peak beam effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) from the satellite is approximately 67 dBW.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Proton/Block DM
Payload: Sirius 3
Launch date: Nov. 30, 2000
Launch window: 1959:47 GMT (2:59:47 p.m. EST)
Launch site: LC 81, Pad 23, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of events to occur during the launch.
Proton - Description of the Russian-made rocket used in this launch.
MISSION STATUS CENTER