Satellite footprints

SES-11/EchoStar-105 at 105° West

Position:105° West
Manufacturer:Airbus Defense & Space
Launch operator:SpaceX
Launch vehicle:Falcon 9
Launch date:10/11/2017
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

In September 2014 satellite operators SES World Skies and EchoStar ordered jointly the SES-11/EchoStar 105 satellite that was constructed by Airbus Defense & Space. The satellite is based on Airbus’ reliable Eurostar E3000 platform and had a launch mass of 5,200 kg and spacecraft power of 12 kW.

The satellite will support the continued development of the U.S. orbital arc media distribution neighborhood and provide coverage over North America, including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean.

The spacecraft’s Ku-band capacity will replace AMC-15 at 105° W, an orbital position where satellite operator EchoStar has been SES’ anchor customer since 2006. The spacecraft’s C-band capacity will provide replacement capacity for AMC-18 at the same position.

SES-11/EchoStar 105 was launched on October 11th, 2017 on a Falcon 9 booster rocket operated by launch operator SpaceX from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

SES-11/EchoStar-105 at 105° West

SES-11/Echostar-105 launched on SpaceX' Falcon 9
SES-11/Echostar-105 Atop SpaceX' Falcon-9
SES-11/Echostar-105 in anechoic chamber for test
SES-11/Echostar-105 satellite in orbit

SES-11/EchoStar-105 at 105° West

SES-11 North America C-band M
EchoStar-105 footprint