XM Satellite Radio's new XM-3 satellite is a Boeing 702 spacecraft that will provide 18 kilowatts of total power at launch.
New XM satellite fills the airwaves
XM Satellite Radio's new XM-3 satellite has a longer wingspread than XM Satellite Radio's other two satellites, nicknamed Rock and Roll. XM-3 is a Boeing 702 spacecraft which will transmit 150 channels of programming.
XM Satellite Radio has two music boxes in the sky, Rock (XM-1, right) and Roll (XM-2), built by Boeing and in orbit since 2001. Each transmits up to 100 channels of digital radio to subscribers across the continental United States.