EchoStar 105 / SES 11 [Airbus Defence and Space]
EchoStar and SES World Skies ordered in September 2014 jointly the EchoStar 105 / SES 11 comsat.
The satellite was manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space based on the highly reliable Eurostar-3000 platform. EchoStar 105 / SES 11 carries 24 Ku-band transponders as well as 24 C-band transponders (36 MHz equivalent). The spacecraft will have a separated mass of approximately 5,200 kg and an end of life budget for the payloads of approximately 12 kW. The spacecraft's Ku-band capacity, originally called EchoStar-20 during planning, will replace the existing SES satellite AMC-15 at 105° West, an orbital position where EchoStar has been SES's anchor customer since 2006. The spacecraft's C-band capacity will also allow SES to provide replacement capacity for AMC-18 also at 105° West.
The satellite is planned to be launched into space in Q4 2016.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Equipment:||24 Ku-band transponders, 24 C-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|EchoStar 105 / SES 11||-||2017||CCK LC-39A||Falcon-9 v1.2|
Further EchoStar missions:
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