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Sirius XM New Satellite Suffers Payload Failures in Orbit

Sirius XM’s newest satellite has suffered the failure of certain “payload units” following its launch last month, the satellite radio company said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. The Maxar-built SXM-7 satellite was launched on Dec. 13 by a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster. The spacecraft began in-orbit testing on Jan. 4. “During in-orbit testing of SXM-7, events occurred which have caused failures of certain SXM-7 payload units. An evaluation of […]

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  • January 28, 2021