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    DIRECTV 12 can be found in the following categories:

    NORAD ID: 36131
    Int'l Code: 2009-075A
    Perigee: 35,791.5 km
    Apogee: 35,795.4 km
    Inclination: 0.0 °
    Period: 1,436.1 minutes
    Semi major axis: 42164 km
    Launch date: December 29, 2009
    Source: United States (US)
    Comments: DIRECTV-12 is similar to DirecTV-10 and DirecTV-11, but features a 17/24 GHz BSS payload carrying the moniker RB-2A. It is planned to be co-located with SPACEWAY-1 and DirecTV-10 at or very near 102.8W. The spacecraft carries 131 Ka-band transponders for nationwide service and local programming. The communications payload uses two 9.2-foot [2.8-m] reflectors and nine smaller antennas. DIRECTV-12 is expected to increase DirecTV's national HD channel capacity to over 200 channels. The satellite is designed to operate for 15 years.

    Two Line Element Set (TLE):

    1 36131U 09075A   14296.59772402 -.00000105  00000-0  00000+0 0  3296
    2 36131 000.0029 214.1348 0000453 049.7402 240.5182 01.00272858 17720
    Source: AFSPC

    NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog entry for DIRECTV 12

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