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Echostar 2



Echostar 2, a Lockheed Martin satellite, was launched from the Kourou space center in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 42P rocket. This second in a series of DBS communications satellites, was positioned at 119 deg W and provided video, audio and data services to the continental US, Southern Canada, and Northern Mexico.

Alternate Names

  • 24313
  • Echostar2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-09-11
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42P
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 2885 kg
Nominal Power: 7000 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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