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/L’s 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.
|Type / Application:||Communication (Direct Broadcasting)|
|Operator:||Dish Network Corporation (EchoStar)|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||32 Ku-band transponders|
|Propulsion:||?, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|EchoStar 16||2012-065A||20.11.2012||Ba LC-200/39||Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)|