EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. will use EchoStar 105, to be positioned at the 105° West orbital slot, to provide 50-state Ku-band transponder capacity to meet the needs of media and broadcast organizations, enterprise customers, U.S. government service providers and military applications.
EchoStar 105, a high-powered satellite with a 24x36 MHz Ku-band payload, will be deployed at the 105 degrees West orbital location, replacing the capacity that EchoStar currently offers via the AMC-15 satellite. EchoStar 105 will provide expanded coverage of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean to our customers for applications including video distribution, data communications and backhaul services.
Manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space and based on the Eurostar E3000 platform, EchoStar 105 is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle.