Sirius XM Radio Inc. latest satellite, lovingly named Sirius XM-5, has been delivered to the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan and is preparing for its launch in mid-October.
The Sirius XM-5 Satellite is a high-powered geostationary Space Systems/Loral 1300 satellite similar to the Sirius FM-5 satellite (check out details on the FM-5's antenna reflector or check out a deeper look here).
The satellite was delivered via a AN-124 Ruslan cargo plane and has been unloaded for final assembly and testing.
Sirius XM-5 will reportedly be launched on October 14th.
So what will the Sirius XM-5 do? Not much actually. It'll actually function as an in-orbit spare for Sirius XM's satellite radio network.