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Echostar 17

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2012-035A

Description

Echostar 17 is a communications satellite. It will provide high-speed internet links and is to be stationed at 107.1 degrees West longitude. It carries sixty Ka band (NATO K band) transponders which will be used to cover North America. It was released from the launch vehicle at 22:03 UTC.

The satellite measures 8.0 m x 3.2 m x 3.1 m. The 26.07-m solar arrays were deployed after launch and will generate a minimum of 16.1 kW of power. The spacecraft had a mass at liftoff of 6,100 kg. It is expected to operate for fifteen years.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2012-07-05
    Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
    Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
    Mass: 6100 kg
    Nominal Power: 16.1 W

    Discipline

    • Communications

    Additional Information

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

     
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