Sunday, May 7, 2006

Sea Launch Selected for EchoStar XI Launch in 2007

EchoStar Communications selected Sea Launch for the launch of its EchoStar XI Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) in 2007. This will be Sea Launch's third mission with an EchoStar spacecraft, having launched EchoStar IX in August 2003 and EchoStar X in February 2006.

EchoStar XI's Ku-band payload will provide additional capacity and capabilities for EchoStar's DISH Network.

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