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Satellite Name: Echostar 18 (EchoStar XVIII, USABSS-41)
Status: active
Position: 61° W (61.35° W)
NORAD: 41592
Cospar number: 2016-039B
Operator: EchoStar Corporation
Launch date: 16-Jun-2016
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch mass (kg): 6000
Dry mass (kg): 3346
Manufacturer: Maxar Technologies (SSL/MDA)
Model (bus): LS-1300
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15+ yrs.
Call sign: S2931
Beacon(s): 12695R, 12696R, 12203L, 12204L
61 Ku-band transponders to provide Broadcasting-Satellite Service/Direct Broadcast Satellite service to parts of the continental United States (“CONUS”), Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Planned for permanent location at 61.35W as an in-orbit spare.
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