Missions

XM-1

Mission Overview

The XM-1 Mission was successfully completed. The Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket lifted off from the Odyssey Launch Platform at 3:10 pm PDT on May 8, 2001. All phases of the mission profile performed as expected. The mission ended with spacecraft separation from the Block DM upper stage, placing the XM-1 digital audio radio satellite into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. A ground station in Perth, Australia, acquired the signal of the spacecraft and all systems are operating nominally. Boeing Satellite Systems built the 702 model spacecraft for XM Satellite Radio, based in Washington, D.C.
 
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