SSL-built satellite for Sirius XM Radio successfully performs post-launch maneuvers

SSL-built satellite for Sirius XM Radio successfully performs post-launch 
PALO ALTO, CA, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL, a leading 
provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the Sirius FM-6 
satellite, designed and built for Sirius XM Radio, is performing post-launch 
maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays late 
Friday evening, following a successful launch from the Baikonur Space Center 
in Kazakhstan aboard a Proton Breeze M launch vehicle, provided by 
International Launch Services (ILS). Yesterday, it began the first of 
several thruster firings to maneuver into geosynchronous orbit. 
Sirius FM-6 is a high-power, 20-kilowatt satellite that has an X-band uplink 
and an S-band downlink payload. It has a nine-meter unfurlable reflector, 
built by Harris Corporation, which allows for broadcast to cars and satellite 
radios for the home, office and to mobile devices. 
The first three satellites built by SSL for SiriusXM were placed in a unique 
near-polar orbit and have provided uninterrupted service throughout their 
life. Sirius FM-6 is the third high power geostationary (GEO) satellite 
built by SSL for SiriusXM. 
Sirius FM-6 will help ensure continuous and reliable delivery of SiriusXM's 
unparalleled audio entertainment and data services to 25.6 million subscribers 
across North America. 
"Our close collaboration with SiriusXM over the years has resulted in some of 
the world's most powerful spacecraft," said John Celli, President of SSL. "It 
has been an honor to work with SiriusXM, and to contribute to the success of 
satellite radio, which brings popular entertainment and important information 
to millions of people in their cars, homes and businesses." 
Sirius FM-6 is SSL's tenth 20-kilowatt satellite to be placed into orbit. It 
is based on the SSL 1300 space-proven platform, which has a long history of 
reliability and provides the power and flexibility to support a broad range of 
applications and technology advances. With this launch, there are 74 
SSL-built satellites currently on orbit. 
About Sirius XM Radio 
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by 
revenue and has 25.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts 
commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; 
exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, 
sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from 
every major car company in the U.S. and from retailers nationwide as well as 
at SiriusXM programming is available through the SiriusXM 
Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices as well as 
online at SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data 
and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and 
aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, 
NavWeather™, SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, 
XMWX Aviation™, and XMWX Marine™. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in 
SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers. 
On social media, join the SiriusXM community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 
and YouTube. 
About SSL 
SSL, a subsidiary of MDA, has a long history of delivering reliable satellites 
and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the 
world. As a leading provider of commercial satellites, the company works 
closely with satellite operators to provide spacecraft for a broad range of 
services including television and radio distribution, digital audio radio, 
broadband Internet, and mobile communications. Billions of people around the 
world depend on SSL satellites every day. For more information, visit 
About MDA 
MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational 
solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. 
MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business 
potential. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced 
technology development. 
MDA's well-established global customer base is served by more than 4,500 
employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and 
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