Sirius To Use ILS To Launch Sirius FM-6
[Satellite Today – 3-3-08] International Launch Services (ILS) will launch a pair of satellites for Sirius Satellite Radio, ILS announced Feb. 29.
Sirius expects to launch its Sirius FM-6 satellite, which is under construction at Space Systems/Loral, in the fourth quarter of 2010. The second launch is for an undetermined satellite.
"We thank Sirius for selecting Proton and for its long-term relationship with ILS," ILS President Frank McKenna said in a statement. "We launched Sirius’ initial constellation of three satellites in 2000. Proton has the ideal performance for Sirius, with both its heavy-lift capability and its flexibility to carry spacecraft to various orbits."