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EchoStar XIX


EchoStar XIX will be the world’s highest-capacity broadband satellite in orbit, powering the growth of HughesNet—America’s #1 choice for satellite Internet—to deliver more speed, more data and more advanced features to consumers and small businesses from coast to coast.

Launched: December 18 at 2:13 PM


Watch highlights of the EchoStar XIX launch by clicking here.

EchoStar XXI


EchoStar XXI, a state-of-the-art S-band satellite owned and operated by EchoStar, will be positioned at the 10.25° East orbital slot. EchoStar subsidiary EchoStar Mobile Limited, will utilize a portion of EchoStar XXI’s capacity to provide mobile satellite services (MSS) capacity throughout Europe, including the European Union. EchoStar Mobile is an EU-wide licensee for an integrated mobile satellite service network with a complementary ground component.

Launch Date*: Delayed; new date to
be confirmed by ILS & Khrunichev


You can watch the launch of EchoStar XXI by clicking here on launch day.

EchoStar XXIII


EchoStar XXIII is a highly flexible, Ku-band broadcast satellite services (BSS) satellite with four main reflectors and multiple sub-reflectors supporting multiple mission profiles. Initial commercial deployment of EchoStar XXIII will be at 45° West, and the Satellite End of Life (EOL) Power is 20 kilowatts (kW).

Launched: March 16 at 2:00 AM EDT


Watch highlights of the EchoStar XXIII launch by clicking here

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*All launch dates estimated and subject to change.