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Echo Star 1



Echo Star 1 was an American geostationary communications spacecraft launched by a Long March 2E rocket from the Xichang Center in Sichuan province of the People's Republic of China. The spacecraft carried 16 Ku-band transponders to enable direct broadcast communications and television chanels through 0.5 meter dishes on the ground in the American continents.

Alternate Names

  • 23754
  • EchoStar1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-12-28
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2E
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 1500 kg
Nominal Power: 5000 W

Funding Agency

  • Echostar Communications Corporation (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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