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Echostar 3



Echostar 3 was an American geosynchronous communications satellite that was launched by an Atlas 2AS rocket from Cape Canaveral. The 4,000 kg satellite carried 16 (or more) Ku-band transponders to provide direct voice and video communications to small dishes in North America after parking over 79 W or 135 W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 25004
  • Echostar3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-10-05
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-2 AS
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 4000 kg

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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