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Satellite Name: XM 3 (XM Rhythm)
Status: active
Position: 85° W (85° W)
NORAD: 28626
Cospar number: 2005-008A
Operator: XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc./Sirius Satellite Radio
Launch date: 1-Mar-2005
Launch site: Sea Launch (Odyssey platform)
Launch vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch mass (kg): 4703
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: Boeing (Hughes)
Model (bus): BSS-702
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign: S2617
Beacon(s): 2337.7, 2338.2, 2333.0, 2341.5 RHCP
2 active X/S-band transponders, each with 16 active (6 spare) 228-w TWTAs to provide state-of-the-art digital audio radio programming directly to cars, homes and portable radios coast to coast.
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