Commercial: Communication (Direct-to-home over CONUS)
Geostationary orbit on Jul 16.75:
Perigee / Apogee
35790 x 35806 km
358th launch Proton rocket
Space Systems/Loral (SSL)
Echostar Technologies, LLC
Mass at launch
5521 kg 3509 (BOL)
Box + 2 panels
32 Ku-Band transponders
> million years, active: 15 yrs - still active
The Echostar XV satellite was launched on Jul 10, 2010 to provide Dish Network broadcasting. An International Launch
Services Proton-M/Briz-M put the Loral 1300 satellite in a 5981 x 35835 km x 18.7 deg transfer orbit.
EchoStar 15 will replace the EchoStar 3 satellite, launched in October 1997. It will provide Ku-band services over the
eastern continental United States from its orbital position of 61.5 degrees West.
By Jul 15, 2010 the satellite was in a 34421 x 35827 km x 0.3 deg orbit approaching geostationary status.