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EchoStar Launches

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  • EchoStar XIX

  • EchoStar XXI

  • EchoStar XXIII


EchoStar XIX

EchoStar XIX will be the world’s highest-capacity broadband satellite in orbit, powering the growth of HughesNet—America’s #1 choice for satellite Internet—to deliver more speed, more data and more advanced features to consumers and small businesses from coast to coast.

Launched: December 18 at 2:13 PM

Watch highlights of the EchoStar XIX launch by clicking here.


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Press Releases

SSL Delivers Powerful, High Capacity Broadband Satellite for Hughes to Cape Canaveral Launch Base

PALO ALTO, Calif. and Germantown, Md. – November 7, 2016 — Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, and Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), today announced that the EchoStar XIX satellite, which SSL designed and built for Hughes, has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where it will be launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle.


EchoStar XXI

EchoStar XXI, a state-of-the-art S-band satellite owned and operated by EchoStar, will be positioned at the 10.25° East orbital slot. EchoStar subsidiary EchoStar Mobile Limited, will utilize a portion of EchoStar XXI’s capacity to provide mobile satellite services (MSS) capacity throughout Europe, including the European Union. EchoStar Mobile is an EU-wide licensee for an integrated mobile satellite service network with a complementary ground component.

Launched: June 8 at 9:45 AM Baikonur
(June 7 at 11:45 PM ET)

Relive the launch of EchoStar XXI by clicking here .


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Press Releases

EchoStar XXI Satellite Completes Final Preparations for Shipment

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 22, 2016—EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar XXI satellite―to be located at 10.25° East―has been certified “ready to ship” by spacecraft manufacturer Space Systems Loral (SSL).


EchoStar XXIII

EchoStar XXIII is a highly flexible, Ku-band broadcast satellite services (BSS) satellite with four main reflectors and multiple sub-reflectors supporting multiple mission profiles. Initial commercial deployment of EchoStar XXIII will be at 45° West, and the Satellite End of Life (EOL) Power is 20 kilowatts (kW).

Launched: March 16 at 2:00 AM EDT

Watch highlights of the EchoStar XXIII launch by clicking here


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*All launch dates estimated and subject to change.