EG (EchoStar Global) is a S-band IoT (Internet of Things) constellation by EchoStar Global LLC, an Australian subsidiary of EchoStar.
EchoStar Global is in the process of designing, constructing, and launching a new NGSO MSS system to provide narrowband data services, including machine-to-machine and Internet of things communications, throughout the globe. The system is based on licences of Sirion, a Helios_Wire subsidiary), which was acquired by EchoStar in 2019.
The satellites are 6U CubeSat built by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems. Pursuant to Australian authorization and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) filings for the SIRION-1 network, the EG System is licensed to provide MSS on S-band frequencies at 2000-2020 MHz (uplink) and 2180-2200 MHz (downlink). The System will consist of a constellation of approximately 28 satellites in low Earth orbit.
Initial operations will consist of EG-1, which was successfully launched in August 2020, and EG-3, scheduled for launch June 2021. Additionally, EchoStar Global has acquired ownership of Pathfinder 2, launched in December 2018, for operations under the SIRION-1 ITU filings.
EG 1 (Tyvak 0172) was launched in August 2020 on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket.
EG 2 (Tyvak 0171) was launched in September 2020 on a Vega rocket. It is unclear, if this satellite is operational.
EG 3 (Tyvak 0173) is to be launched in July 2021 on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket.
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|Contractors:||Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc.|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|EG 1 (Tyvak 0172)||2020-059C||30.08.2020||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with SAOCOM 1B, GNOMES 1|
|EG 2 (Tyvak 0171)||2020-061Z||03.09.2020||Ko ELV||Vega||with Athena, ION-SCV 1, ESAIL, UPMSat 2, NEMO-HD, —uSat 6, GHGSat C1, Flock-4v 1, ..., 26, Lemur-2 112, ..., 119, SpaceBEE 10, ..., 21, FSSCat A, B, NAPA 1, TARS, OSM 1 CICERO, DIDO 3, PICASSO, SIMBA, TRISAT, AMICal-Sat, TT‹100|
|EG 3 (Tyvak 0173)||2021-059P||30.06.2021||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Starlink v1.0 R2-1, ..., R2-3, Umbra-SAR 2001, YAM 2, YAM 3, —uSat 19, ..., 22, ICEYE X11, X12, X13, X15, TUBIN, Mandrake 2A, 2B, Capella 5, GNOMES 2, LINCS 1, 2, PACE 1, TROPICS Pathfinder, D2/AtlaCom 1, Centauri 4, Lemur-2 140, ..., 145, SpaceBEE 88, ..., 111, SpaceBEE NZ-7, ..., NZ-10, Sherpa-FX 2, Lynk 06, Hawk 3A, 3B, 3C, Astrocast 0201, ..., 0205, Painani 2, Sherpa-LTE 1, Tenzing, Shasta, ARTHUR 1, Faraday Phoenix, KSF 1A, ..., 1D, Tiger 2, ION-SCV 003, NAPA 2, Spartan, Neptuno, W-Cube, Ghalib, QMR-KWT|