SATELLITES

 

Satellite Fleet

EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. is a satellite owner/operator with a fleet of 9 satellites. We provide Ku-band transponder capacity, with comprehensive coverage of the United States and the Gulf of Mexico, on our satellites located at 121° and 105°.

Our reliable and innovative satellite communications infrastructure and solutions meet the evolving communications needs of media and broadcast organizations, U.S. Government and military service providers, enterprise customers, and the aeronautical and maritime industries.

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Owned and Leased Satellites

Ku-band Satellites

  • EchoStar 9 (121° W)

    EchoStar 9 Launched from a floating platform at the equator aboard a Sea Launch rocket on August 7, 2003. The EchoStar 9 FSS Ku-band satellite is also equipped with the first commercial Ka-band spot-beam payload for use over the United States. Capacity on this satellite is available for lease.

    Satellite Coverage

    Satellite Specs

    • Orbital Location 121° West Longitude
    • Launch Vehicle and Provider: Zenit 3SL by Sea Launch
    • Launch Location: Sea Launch - Pacific - "Odyssey" Launch Platform
    • Spacecraft Manufacturer: Space Systems Loral
    • Spacecraft Series: FS-1300
    • Launch Weight: 10,443 lbs. (4,737 kg)
    • Ku-Band Payload: 32 X 26 MHz
    • Ka-Band Payload: 4 spot beams @ 200 MHz
    • Service Life: 15 years
  • EchoStar 105 (105° W)

    EchoStar 105 features 24 transponders of Ku-band capacity and operates from 105° West Longitude. Built by Airbus Defence and Space, the satellite is based on the Eurostar E3000 platform. EchoStar 105 launched on October 11, 2017 on a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Capacity on this satellite is available for lease.

    Satellite Coverage

    Satellite Specs

    • Orbital Location: 105° West Longitude
    • Launch Vehicle and Provider: SpaceX Falcon 9
    • Launch Location: Kennedy Space Center, Florida
    • Spacecraft Series: Eurostar E3000
    • Launch Weight: 8,865 lbs. (4,021 kg)
    • Power: 5,200 kg
    • Ku-Band Payload: 24 x 36 MHz

Ka-band Satellites

  • Telestar 19 VANTAGE (63° W)

    The Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite, which launched July 22, 2018, includes a hosted Ka-band payload referred to as Hughes 63 West. Hughes made an early commitment to the Telstar 19V satellite, which was manufactured by SSL and optimized to serve bandwidth-intensive applications. Hughes 63W brings substantial capacity to five countries in Latin America, complementing the Hughes 65W capacity already in service over Brazil, enhancing the JUPITER 2 satellite services currently available in Colombia, and bringing new broadband connectivity to Peru, Ecuador and Chile. With the addition of Hughes 63W, Hughes will offer connectivity to more than 90% of the populations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

    Satellite Specs

    • Orbital Location: 63° West Longitude
    • Launch Vehicle and Provider: SpaceX Falcon 9
    • Launch Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida
    • Spacecraft Manufacturer: Space Systems Loral (SSL)
    • Spacecraft Series: SSL 1300
  • EUTELSAT 65 West A (65° W)

    Hughes has a 15-year agreement with Eutelsat Communications for the entire Ka-band capacity connected to the Brazilian service area on EUTELSAT 65 West A. In July 2016, Hughes began utilizing this capacity, which it refers to as Hughes 65W, to launch HughesNet® high-speed satellite Internet service in Brazil, the company’s first international deployment of its award-winning consumer service outside of North America. HughesNet service reaches 85 percent of Brazil’s population, bringing the many benefits of affordable broadband Internet access to consumers and businesses either unserved or underserved by terrestrial broadband.

    Satellite Specs

    • Orbital Location: 65° West Longitude
    • Launch Vehicle and Provider: Ariane 5 Arianespace
    • Launch Location: Kourou, French Guiana
    • Spacecraft Manufacturer: Space Systems Loral (SSL)
    • Spacecraft Series: SSL 1300
    • Launch Weight: 6,564 kg
  • SPACEWAY 3 (95° W)

    SPACEWAY 3 launched on August 14, 2007 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. This Ka-Band satellite is located at 95° West Longitude and provides capacity for the HughesNet® service business in North America.

    Satellite Specs

    • Orbital Location: 95° West Longitude
    • Launch Vehicle and Provider: Arianespace
    • Spacecraft Manufacturer: Boeing
    • Spacecraft Series: 702
    • Launch Weight: 13,000 lbs
  • EchoStar 17 (107.1° W)

    EchoStar XVII launched on July 5, 2012 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. This next-generation, Ka-Band, high-throughput satellite is located at 107.1° West Longitude and provides capacity to further fuel the HughesNet® service business in North America.

    Satellite Specs

    • Orbital Location: 107.1° West Longitude
    • Launch Vehicle and Provider: Arianespace
    • Spacecraft Manufacturer: Space Systems Loral
    • Spacecraft Series: SSL 1300
    • Launch Weight: 6,100 kg
  • EchoStar 19 (97.1° W)

    Launched on December 18, 2016 from Cape Canaveral, FL, EchoStar XIX is the world’s highest capacity broadband satellite in orbit, dramatically increasing capacity for HughesNet® high-speed satellite Internet service to homes and businesses in North America. This large, multi-spot beam Ka-band satellite is stationed at 97.1° West longitude.

    Satellite Specs

    • Orbital Location: 97.1° West Longitude
    • Launch Vehicle and Provider: A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 431 vehicle from Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services
    • Spacecraft Manufacturer: Space Systems Loral
    • Spacecraft Series: SSL 1300

S-band Satellites

  • EchoStar XXI (10.25° E)

    EchoStar XXI is a state-of-the-art S-band satellite designed to provide mobile connectivity throughout Europe. EchoStar subsidiary EchoStar Mobile Limited, an EU-wide licensee for an integrated mobile satellite service network with a complementary ground component, will utilize a portion of the capacity on EchoStar XXI to provision its next-generation, all IP-enabled mobile communications network.

    Satellite Specs

    • Orbital Location: 10.25° East Longitude
    • Launch Vehicle and Provider: Proton Breeze M, ILS
    • Launch Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
    • Spacecraft Manufacturer: SSL
    • Spacecraft Series: SSL 1300
    • Launch Weight: ~7,000kg
  • EUTELSAT 10A (10.25° E)

    EUTELSAT 10A was launched on April 3, 2009 carrying Europe’s first S-band payload.

    Satellite Specs

    • Orbital Location: 10.25° East Longitude
    • Launch Vehicle and Provider: Proton
    • Launch Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
    • Spacecraft Manufacturer: Alcatel Alenia Space
    • Spacecraft Series: Spacebus-4000C4
    • Launch Weight: 5,900kg
     
 

Satellite Coverage

We offer a complete range of services, including full and part time Ku-band transponder capacity on our satellites located at 121° and 105°, and complex satellite solutions.

EchoStar 105

EchoStar 105, located at the 105° West orbital location is a high-powered communications satellite with 24x36 MHz Ku-band transponders. EchoStar 105 provides Ku-band transponder capacity, with coverage of the 50 U.S. states and expanded reach to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, for satellite communications services for EchoStar’s enterprise, media and broadcast, and U.S. government service provider customers.

EchoStar 105
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EchoStar 9

Located at the 121° West orbital location, EchoStar 9 has a Ku-band payload of 32x26 MHz transponders and a small Ka-band payload consisting of 4 spot beams at 200 MHz.

 
 

Satellite Access

Our 24x7 satellite access centers (SAC) are managed by experienced professionals dedicated to providing customers with the unparalleled level of service for which EchoStar continues to set the standard.

 

 

 
 

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EchoStar 105
105° West Longitude
Ku-band payload: 24 x 36 MHz
Capacity Available For Lease

AMC-16
85° West Longitude
Ku-band payload: 24 x 36 MHz
Capacity Available For Lease

EchoStar 9
121° West Longitude
Ku-band Payload: 32 x 26 MHz
Ka-band payload: 4 spot beams @ 200MHz
Capacity Available For Lease
Transmit & Receive : Phoenix, Denver/Cheyenne, and San Francisco/San Jose
Receive: Anchorage, Honolulu, Mexico City, and Newark