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EchoStar 1, 2

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication (Direct Broadcasting)
Operator: Dish Network Corporation (EchoStar)
Contractors: Lockheed Martin
Equipment: 16 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: AS-7000
Propulsion: 2 × LEROS-1B
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 3287 kg (#1), 2885 kg (#2)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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
Further EchoStar missions: