EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) has announced that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA´s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the company said.
EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name SES-11. The high-powered communications satellite replaces Ku-band capacity for AMC-15 and C-band capacity for AMC-18 at the 105 degrees West orbital slot.
EchoStar 105 will provide Ku-band transponder capacity with coverage of the 50 US states and expanded reach to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean for satellite communications services for EchoStar´s enterprise, media and broadcast, and US government service provider customers.
EchoStar 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.