Satellite footprints

EchoStar XXIII (EchoStar-23) at 68° West

Position:68° West
Manufacturer:Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Launch operator:SpaceX
Launch vehicle:Falcon 9
Launch date:03/16/2017
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

In April 2014 EchoStar Corp. ordered their EchoStar XXIII high-power satellite with Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). EchoStar XXIII is a very flexible tri-band satellite capable of providing service from any of eight different orbital slots. Its communications payload consists of 32 Ku-Band transponders as well Ka- and S-Band payloads. The satellite is designed to provide service for 15 years or longer. It will utilize SS/L’s flight-proven SSL-1300 spacecraft bus.

EchoStar 23 will utilize the long-stored bus from the cancelled CMBStar 1 (EchoStar-13) satellite.

EchoStar XXIII was launched on March 16th, 2017 on a Falcon 9 rocket operated by launch operator SpaceX from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

EchoStar XXIII (EchoStar-23) at 68° West

EchoStar-23 satellite prepared for launch
EchoStar-23 satellite under test
Falcon 9 rocket launching EchoStar-23 satellite
EchoStar-23 satellite in orbit

EchoStar XXIII (EchoStar-23) at 68° West

SpaceX EchoStar-23 Press Kit