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EchoStar 10

EchoStar 10 [Lockheed Martin]

The EchoStar 10 satellite was built by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems in Pennsylvania and then assembled in Sunnyvale, California. The high-power Ku-band A2100AXS spacecraft is designed to deliver direct-to-home broadcast services to DISH Network customers throughout the United States. EchoStar 10 was launched on a Zenit-3SL (2) in February 2006. The satellite is equipped with Ku-band transponders and provide direct-to-home television services at 110 degrees west longitude, backing up other EchoStar satellites in the vicinity.

EchoStar 10 will operate from 110 degrees west and is designed for a minimum service life of 15 years.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication (Direct Broadcasting)
Operator: Dish Network Corporation (EchoStar)
Contractors: Lockheed Martin
Equipment: 42 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: A2100AXS
Propulsion: LEROS-1C
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4333 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
EchoStar 10 2006-003A 15.02.2006 SL Zenit-3SL (1)
Further EchoStar missions: