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.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion
and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners
from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and
mission aircraft, and is one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most
efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.