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EchoStar XV

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Mission type  Communication
COSPAR ID  2010-034A
Mission duration  15 years planned
Inclination  0.01°
Period  24 hours
Launch site  Baikonur Cosmodrome
Operator  EchoStar
SATCAT no.  36792
Manufacturer  Space Systems/Loral
Inclination  0.01°
Launch date  10 July 2010
Bus  SSL 1300
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Similar  Kosmos 2469, Nimiq 5, Progress M‑07M, Kosmos 2459, Progress M‑06M

Launch of echostar xvii

EchoStar XV is an American geostationary communications satellite which is operated by EchoStar. It is positioned in geostationary orbit, and will be located at a longitude of 61.5° West, from where it is intended to provide direct broadcasting of high-definition television services to the continental United States and Puerto Rico for Dish Network.


EchoStar XV was built by Space Systems/Loral, and is based on the LS-1300 satellite bus. It is equipped with 32 J band (IEEE Ku band) transponders, and at launch it had a mass of 5,521 kilograms (12,172 lb). It has a design life of fifteen years,; however, it is carrying enough fuel for around twenty years of operations. It has a common configuration with EchoStar XI and EchoStar XVI.

The launch of EchoStar XV was conducted by International Launch Services, using a Proton-M carrier rocket with a Briz-M upper stage. The launch occurred from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, at 18:40 UTC on 10 July 2010. The launch successfully placed EchoStar XV into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Following separation from the rocket, it manoeuvred into a geostationary orbit with a perigee of 35,781 kilometres (22,233 mi) and an apogee of 35,805 kilometres (22,248 mi).

Echostar xvii satellite launch july 5 2012


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