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 (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 (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||CC||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with (SpaceX Transporter-2)|