Actually there's more news on that front.

I inquired of this to SIRI Investor Relations and, to my surprise, got a phone call from a real person who appeared quite well informed.

Here's what I was told:

- Yes the Reflector deployed as planned
- Loral is testing the satellite and these tests will continue until early August or so.
- After Loral's tests, the satellite will be turned over to Sirius. Sirius' own Engineering group will conduct tests on the bird at that time.
- It is estimated that the FM-5 satellite will be fully activated for broadcasts in late August or early to mid September.