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EchoStar 23

EchoStar 23 [SSL]

Space Systems/Loral announced in April 2014 that it was selected to provide a high power satellite, EchoStar XXIII, to EchoStar Corporation.

EchoStar 23 is a very flexible tri-band satellite capable of providing service from any of eight different orbital slots. Its communications payload consists of 32 Ku-Band transponders as well Ka- and S-Band payloads. Planned for launch in 2017 it is designed to provide service for 15 years or longer. It will utilize SS/Lís flight-proven SSL-1300 spacecraft bus.

EchoStar 23 will utilize the long stored bus from the cancelled CMBStar 1 (EchoStar 13) satellite.

The large satellite is to be launched on an expendable version of the Falcon-9 v1.2(ex) rocket.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication (Direct Broadcasting)
Operator: Dish Network Corporation (EchoStar)
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: Ku-Band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~5600 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
EchoStar 23 2017-014A 16.03.2017 CC LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2(ex)

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Further EchoStar missions: