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EchoStar 16

EchoStar 16 [SSL]

Space Systems/Loral announced in December 2009 that it was selected to provide a new direct broadcast satellite (DBS), EchoStar XVI, to a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation. It is planned for launch in 2012.

It is a Direct Broadcast Service (DBS) satellite built for EchoStar Corporation. EchoStar XVI will be operated by EchoStar and will be fully leased to DISH Network for use in its Direct-to-Home (DTH) services in the United States. An all Ku-band satellite with 32 high-power transponders, EchoStar XVI will utilize SS/Ls flight-proven SSL-1300 spacecraft bus and be located at 61.5 west longitude.

The satellite is scheduled to launch in 2012 on a Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) rocket.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication (Direct Broadcasting)
Operator: Dish Network Corporation (EchoStar)
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 32 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 6258 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
EchoStar 16 2012-065A 20.11.2012 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)

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