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Echostar 6

Also called MCI 1, callsign S2232


Designation 26402 / 00038A
Launch date 14 Jul 2000
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Atlas 2AS #129

Tested at 148°W.


Begin End Position
L: 14 Jul 2000 Aug 2000 148°W
Sep 2000 Feb 2003 119°W
Feb 2003 Jul 2008 110°W, in-orbit spare
Aug 2008 Feb 2010 72.7°W
Mar 2010 Feb 2011 61.5°W
Feb 2011 Feb 2012 77°W
Feb 2012 Apr 2013 77°W, inclined
Apr 2013 May 2018 96.2°W, inclined (for SES Bermuda)

In April 2001, a anomaly occured (thruster failed) with made a pair of transponders unusable. Some solar problems have been reported but they do not impact the operations at that time. Solar array degradation continues.

In Mid-2010, the satellite was turned into an in-orbit spare.

End of life

Out of service May 2018
Cause Sent to junk orbit

sat-index articles

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

Ku-band DBS US frequency chart

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