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EchoStar 11, 15

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication (Direct Broadcasting)
Operator: Dish Network Corporation (EchoStar)
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 32 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: LS-1300
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5511 kg (#11); 5521 kg (#15); 3509 kg (BOL); 2479 kg (dry)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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)

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Further EchoStar missions: