An advanced antenna reflector designed and built by Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has been successfully deployed in space onboard the Sirius FM-6 satellite which was designed and built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL) for SiriusXM (NASDAQ: SIRI).
The high-performance reflector has a nine-meter diameter aperture when fully deployed and delivers a high-power signal to support the delivery of commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music; sports and talk programming in radio, to SiriusXM´s 25.6m subscribers.
The reflector features a Harris-patented, gold-plated mesh reflective surface, coupled with a unique design that maximizes antenna gain and provides the improved performance required for mobile media services while reducing stowed volume and antenna mass.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Its website is at harris.com.