Ariane 5’s second launch of 2015
Directv-15, with a mass of about 6200 kg and mounted in the upper position atop Ariane’s Sylda dual-payload carrier, was the first to be released about 28 minutes into the mission. Sky Mexico-1 was released into its own transfer orbit about 10 minutes after the first satellite. The satellite has a design life of about 15 years. Sky Mexico-1, owned and operated by Sky Mexico, will be positioned at 78.8°W in geostationary orbit to provide high-definition direct TV broadcast services for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The payload mass for this launch was 10130 kg.