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/L’s flight-proven SSL-1300 spacecraft bus.
|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)|
|Propulsion:||?, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|EchoStar 18||2016-039A||18.06.2016||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with BRIsat|