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20 September 2017
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Airbus ships EchoStar 105/SES-11 telecom satellite to launch base

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01 September 2017 Telecommunication

Airbus ships EchoStar 105/SES-11 telecom satellite to launch base

Toulouse, 20/09/2017 – The EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus Defence and

Space for EchoStar, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape

Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October.

EchoStar 105/SES-11, a high-powered hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite, is a

dual-mission satellite for US-based operator EchoStar and Luxembourg-based operator

SES. EchoStar 105/SES-11 provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, while it provides SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders,

marketed under the name SES-11.

EchoStar 105/SES-11 is the 47th satellite based on Airbus’s highly reliable Eurostar E3000

platform. It will have a launch mass of 5,200 kg and spacecraft power of 12 kW.

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