Echostar 11 [SSL]
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) announced in December 2004 that it has been selected by EchoStar Communications Corporation, Englewood, Colo., to build EchoStar XI, a new direct broadcast satellite (DBS) based on SS/Ls LS-1300 platform that will support EchoStars DISH Network and serve as backup to its existing fleet.
EchoStar XI, anticipated to be delivered in early 2007, will be the fifth SS/L-built satellite in the EchoStar fleet.
Space Systems/Loral announced in April 2008 that it has been awarded a contract to manufacture a new direct broadcast satellite (DBS) for EchoStar Communications Corporation. The new satellite, which is based on SS/L's space-proven LS-1300 platform, will support the expansion of DISH Network's programming and services.
EchoStar XV is planned for launch in 2010. It will be the eighth SS/L satellite built for EchoStar. EchoStar XV is based on the space-proven Space Systems/Loral 1300 satellite bus, which provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications.
|Type / Application:||Communication (Direct Broadcasting)|
|Operator:||Dish Network Corporation (Echostar)|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||32 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||5511 kg (#11); 5521 kg (#15); 3509 kg (BOL); 2479 kg (dry)|
|Echostar 11||2008-035A||16.07.2008||SL||Zenit-3SL (2)|
|Echostar 15||2010-034A||10.07.2010||TB LC-200/39||Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)|