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Echostar 6



Echostar 6 is an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by an Atlas 2AS rocket from Cape Canaveral at 05:21 UT. It carries about 16 transponders in Ku-band to provide many voice and video channels direct-to-home in North America, after first parking over 148 deg-W longitude and then moving it to 119 deg-W after FCC approval.

Alternate Names

  • 26402
  • Echostar6

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-07-14
Launch Vehicle: Atlas 2AS
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (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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