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.
|Type / Application:||Communication (Direct Broadcasting)|
|Operator:||Dish Network Corporation (EchoStar)|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Propulsion:||?, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|EchoStar 23||2017-014A||16.03.2017||CC LC-39A||Falcon-9 v1.2(ex)|