EchoStar 1 [Lockheed Martin]
EchoStar 1 is an American geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched by a CZ-2E with EPKM upper stage rocket from Xichang Center in Sichuan province, PRC. The 3288 kg spacecraft carries 16 Ku-band transponders to enable direct broadcast communications and television channels through 0.5 meter dishes on the ground in the American continents.
EchoStar 2 is mostly identical to its sister craft.
|Type / Application:||Communication (Direct Broadcasting)|
|Operator:||Dish Network Corporation (EchoStar)|
|Equipment:||16 Ku-band transponders|
|Propulsion:||2 × LEROS-1B|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||3287 kg (#1), 2885 kg (#2)|
|EchoStar 1||1995-073A||28.12.1995||Xi LC-2||CZ-2E [EPKM]|
|EchoStar 2||1996-055A||11.09.1996||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-42P H10-3|