EchoStar 105/SES-11 provides expanded Ku-band coverage of North America

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) and subsidiary EchoStarSatellite Services L.L.C. have announced that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite has reached the 105 degree West orbital position and is now available for commercial service, the company said.

EchoStar 105/SES-11 is a high-powered, hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite for EchoStar and SES with a 24×36 Ku-band payload, marketed by EchoStar as EchoStar 105, and a 24×36 MHz C-band payload marketed by SES under the name SES-11. Built by Airbus Defence and Space, the satellite is based on the Eurostar E3000 platform.

EchoStar 105´s Ku-band capacity replaces the capacity that EchoStar previously offered via the AMC-15 satellite and includes seven transponders of incremental capacity, providing expanded coverage for customer applications including video distribution, data communications and backhaul services.

EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp., is a world-class satellite operator with a fleet of 25 owned, leased and managed satellites. EchoStar Satellite Services delivers reliable and innovative solutions to the satellite industry, providing satellite communications infrastructure and services to media and broadcast organizations, pay-TV operators, enterprise customers and US Government and military service providers. For more information, visit

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments.