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A New Satellite is in the Air

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
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SIRIUS FM5 Launches on June 30th 2009

What does this mean for you? As a SIRIUSXM Subscriber you can now look forward to a new high powered geostationary satellite that will enhance the SIRIUSXM service. This satellite adds of the already stellar lineup of satellites providing all of us with non-stop entertainment.

Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, this satellite is major investment into the satellite radio industry designed to supplement the exhisting satellites and provided an enhanced service to all of us SIRIUSXM Subscribers.

According to, “The Sirius FM-5 Satellite – based on the Space Systems/Loral 1300 platform – is said to be one of the most powerful satellites ever constructed, and will be the first geostationary satellite in Sirius’ roster of satellites.”

The new satellite, which produced nearly 2.5 million pounds of thrust during its launch Yesterday at 3:10pm ET, has the ability to help fill in the outline of SIRIUSXM’s current fleet of satellites.

Mission Statement:

“SIRIUS XM Radio is America’s satellite radio company delivering
commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk,
entertainment, traffic and weather to millions of subscribers.
The SIRIUS XM FM-5 satellite will supplement the existing fleet
of SIRIUS satellites with a high-power geostationary satellite
that enhances the listening experience. It will ensure SIRIUS
XM’s array of audio and data services are received robustly by
cars and mobile devices, improve the signal delivery to homes,
and bolster the continuity of our service for years to come.
SIRIUS XM is installed in vehicles of every major automaker
and available for sale at retail locations nationwide. SIRIUS
XM offers SIRIUS Backseat TV, the first live in-vehicle rear seat
entertainment, featuring Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and
Cartoon Network, as well as XM NavTraffic® service for GPS
navigation systems, delivering real-time traffic information to
markets across North America.”
Specifications of the Proton launch vehicle:

Total Height
58.2 m (191 ft)
Gross Liftoff

705,000 kg
(1,554,000 lb)
UDMH and N2O4


This satellite marks the 4th SIRIUS Satellite that has been launched on a Proton launch vehicle.

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SIRIUS Satellite Antenna

Monday, September 1st, 2008
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SIRIUS Satellite Antenna

Here I will discuss the several different Antenna options you have for your SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

SIRIUS CAR ANTENNA-scroll down for Home Antennas

The industry standard antenna is the SIRIUS Mobile Antenna Dot Micro

This is the standard SIRIUS Truck Antenna for Heavy Duty applications.

This is the SIRIUS Marine Antenna, built for boats and other watercraft.

These are the common vehicle antennas that are on the market. If you have something else in mind please feel free to give us a call 412.846.6606.


This is the common SIRIUS Home PNP Antenna. This antenna will work with SIRIUS Home Kits and  SIRIUS Boomboxes.

SIRIUS Outdoor Home Antenna– This antenna is built to withstand the elements and designed to be placed on the side of the house, on the roof or being mounted on a pole.

Pixel Technologies Pro-500– This is the BEST SIRIUS antenna we sell. This antenna has the internal parts inside of it to pull in the signal better than any other antenna.

Pixel Technologies Pro-600-This is the little brother to the Pro-500 antenna. This antenna may not pull in the signal as well( only a difference of about 2.5dBi), but this antenna boasts a stunning feature beyond comparison. This antenna can stream SIRIUS Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio.

If you still do not see an antenna that you like or need more information give TSS-Radio a call 312.846.6606

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