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EchoStar 14

EchoStar 14 [SSL]

Space Systems/Loral announced in January 2007 that it has been awarded a contract to manufacture a new direct broadcast satellite (DBS) for EchoStar Communications Corporation. EchoStar XIV will provide expanded services and flexibility for DISH Network's more than 13 million direct-to-home (DTH) television subscribers.

EchoStar XIV is based on SS/L's SSL-1300 platform, which features qualified, flight proven subsystems and a long record of reliable operation. Its high efficiency solar arrays and lightweight batteries are designed to provide uninterrupted electrical power.  

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication (Direct Broadcasting)
Operator: Dish Network Corporation (EchoStar)
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 103 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 6379 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
EchoStar 14 2010-010A 20.03.2010 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)


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