EchoStar X, also known as EchoStar 10, is an [1 ] American geostationary communications satellite which is operated by EchoStar on behalf of Dish Network. It is positioned in Geostationary orbit at a longitude of 110° West, from where it is used to provide direct broadcasting services to the United States.
EchoStar X was built by
Lockheed Martin, and is based on the A2100AXS satellite bus. It is equipped with 42 J band (IEEE K) u band transponders, and at launch it had a mass of 4,333 kilograms (9,553 lb), with an expected operational lifespan of 16 years [2 ] [3 ]
The satellite was launched using a
Sea Launch Zenit-3SL carrier rocket flying from the Ocean Odyssey launch platform. The launch occurred at 23:34:55 GMT on 15 February 2006, leaving Echostar X in a [4 ] geosynchronous transfer orbit. Its orbit was then raised using an onboard LEROS-1C apogee motor, with insertion into geostationary orbit occurring at 20:50 GMT on 22 February. [5 ]
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References [ edit ]
^ "EchoStar X". Our Satellites. Dish Network . Retrieved 2009-08-08.
^ "UCS Satellite Database". Union of Concerned Scientists. 2009-07-01 . Retrieved 2009-08-08.
^ Krebs, Gunter. "Echostar 10". Gunter's Space Page . Retrieved 2009-08-08.
^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page . Retrieved 2009-08-08.
^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Index". Geostationary Orbit Catalog. Jonathan's Space Page . Retrieved 2009-08-08.