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DirecTV Satellites

Original DirecTV satellites are built by Hughes Electronics Corporation.
 
  satellite      launched transponders/band          location
 DirecTV-1     1993  16/Ku 110W
 DirecTV-1R     1999   32/Ku 101W
 DirecTV-2     1994   16/Ku 101W
 DirecTV-31
    1995   16/Ku 82W
 DirecTV-4S     2001    48/Ku 101W
 DirecTV-5
    2002    32/Ku 72.5W
 DirecTV-6     1997    32/Ku 110W
 DirecTV-7
    2004         54/Ku 119W
 DirecTV-8 2005        36Ka/Ku 101W
 DirecTV-9S
   2006     54/Ku 101W
 Spaceway1    2005     48/Ka 103W
 Spaceway2
   2006     48/Ka 99W
DirecTV-102    2007     32/Ka 103W
 DirecTV-11
   planned 2008   99W
 DirecTV-12    planned 2008    

             1leased to Telsat         2replacement for DirecTV-1

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