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Echostar 1



Designation 23754 / 95073A
Launch date 28 Dec 1995
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March 2E


Begin End Position
L: 28 Dec 1995 Oct 2000 119°W
Dec 2000 Jun 2009 148°W
Aug 2009 Sep 2016 77.15°W, to fill-in for Quetzsat
Sep 2016 Jan 2018 77.2°W, inclined

The FCC approved the transfer to Quetzsat as of 22 Sep 2010.

End of life

Out of service Jan 2018
Cause Sent to junk orbit

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading


Prime contractor Lockheed Martin Astro Space
Platform GE-7000
Mass at launch 3287 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 4.08 x 2.22 x 2.54 m?
Solar array 24.5 m span?
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power BOL: 6400 W?
EOL: 5000 W?
Design lifetime 12 or 15 years

Telemetry in the C-band: 4.1986 & 4.1996 GHz
Command: 5.926 & 6.423 GHz


Main transponders 16
Backup transponders  
Power 130 W
Bandwidth 24 MHz
Coverage & EIRP max CONUS only: 53 dBW
(US Virgin Island: 1.8 m dish)
Polarization RHCP
Frequencies uplink: 17.3-17.8 GHz
downlink: 12.2-12.7 GHz

Ku-band DBS US frequency chart

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