EchoStar 23, based on the platform of a spare satellite program canceled CMBStar 1, will provide services direct to home television broadcasting in Brazil.EchoStar 23
About Echostar 23:
At the top we see a falcon Echostar-23 satellite. It broadcasts a spacecraft, built under a contract between Echostar and Space Systems / Loral signed in 2014.
Satellite based on the SSL-1300 bus, which was originally made for the canceled Echostar-13 satellite. Echostar-23 will be launched in order to provide additional support Echostar constellations and serve as a potential backup satellite.
EchoStar 23 is very flexible Ku-band satellites can provide service from any of the eight different orbital slots. Planned for launch in 2017 it is intended to provide services for 15 years or longer.
EchoStar 23 is very flexible conists Ku-band broadcast satellite services (BSS) to the four main satellites of reflectors and several sub-reflectors, support multiple mission profiles.
The initial commercial deployment of EchoStar 23 will be at 45 ° West, and satellite end of life (the EOL) Power 20 kW (kilowatt).
EchoStar 23 launch will now follow the launch of the cargo station may rise as soon as the end of February 23rd.
Third in line for SpaceX to launch site in Florida will launch SES 10 communications satellite, the mission, which will include the first re-flight of the Falcon 9 first stage of the accelerator after the recovery after the launch last year.
EchoStar 23 will provide services direct 2 home television broadcasting in Brazil.
Launch date and time schedule:
• Dates: February 28, 2017
• Time: 12: 54 am
• Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station- Launch Site LC-39A