On May 27, Arianespace S.A. successfully launched the DirecTV-15 satellite for DIRECTV, LLC (DIRECTV) and the SKY México-1 satellite for SKY México on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. DirecTV-15, which was manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space based on the Eurostar E3000 satellite platform, is among the most powerful broadcast satellites ever manufactured for the United States. SKY México- 1, which was manufactured by Orbital ATK, Inc. based on its GEOStar-2™ satellite platform, is the first satellite procured by SKY México, jointly owned by Mexico’s Grupo Televisa S.A.B. and DIRECTV. Equipped with Ku- and R-band transponders, SKY México-1 will provide DTH television broadcast services to users in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.