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EchoStar 18

EchoStar 18 [SSL]

Space Systems/Loral announced in October 2012 that it was selected to provide a new direct broadcast satellite (DBS), EchoStar XVIII, to a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation.

EchoStar 18 is a Direct Broadcast Service (DBS) satellite built for EchoStar Corporation. It will replace EchoStar 10 at the 110 West location. EchoStar 18 features an high power multi-spot beam, Ku-band payload with 61 transponders.

It utilizes SS/Ls flight-proven SSL-1300 spacecraft bus.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication (Direct Broadcasting)
Operator: Dish Network Corporation (EchoStar)
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: High power multi-spot beam, Ku-band payload (61 Ku-band transponders)
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 6300 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
EchoStar 18 2016-039A 18.06.2016 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with BRIsat
Further EchoStar missions: