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EchoStar 19

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2016-079A

Description

EchoStar XIX, also known as Jupiter 2, is a high-capacity communications satellite which will be used by Hughes Network Systems to provide broadband internet across North America.

The EchoStar XIX satellite was built by Space Systems/Loral and is based on the SSL-1300S bus. It carries multi-spot Ka-band transponders and is capable of producing over a hundred spot beams, providing bandwidth in excess of 150 gigabits per second. EchoStar have described the satellite as the world’s highest capacity broadband satellite.

The 6,637-kilogram (14,632 lb) EchoStar XIX satellite is powered by a pair of solar arrays, and is designed for a service life of at least fifteen years. The spacecraft will operate in geostationary orbit, at a longitude of 97.1 degrees west.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2016-12-18
    Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

    Funding Agencies

    • Echostar Communications Corporation United States
    • Hughes Network Systems, LLC United States

    Discipline

    • Communications

    Additional Information

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

     

    Personnel

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