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EchoStar 15



EchoStar 15, a US communications satellite, was launched on a Proton-M rocket with a Breeze M upper stage from Baikonur on 10 July 2010 at 18:40 UT. The craft weighed 5521 kg. The satellite will broadcast direct-to-home programming service to the eastern half of the United States. In the coming weeks, ground controllers will command the satellite's own engine to circularize the orbit at about 35800 km altitude above the equator where the craft will match the Earth's rotation and appear parked at 61.5° W longitude. EchoStar 15 carries 32 Ku-band transponders and has a design life of 15 years. It will replace EchoStar 3.

Alternate Names

  • 36792
  • EchoStar15

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-07-10
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

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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