DirecTV-11 Back On Schedule
[Satellite Today – 3-18-08] Sea Launch will launch the DirecTV-11 broadcast satellite March 19, the company announced.
The launch, originally scheduled for March 17, was put on hold in order to examine an “issue,” the company said. The launch window opens at 6:48 p.m. EDT.
DirecTV 11, the second of three satellites Boeing is building for DirecTV Inc., is a 702-model satellite with technology that will enable DirecTV to continue to expand its high-definition programming lineup. DirecTV 11, combined with the DirecTV 10 satellite launched in July, will provide DirecTV with the capacity to offer 150 national HD channels and 1,500 local HD channels.