Ciel Satellite Group (2005-2009)
|Mission duration||Planned: 12 years |
Final: 9 years, 10 months
|Launch mass||3,602 kg (7,941 lb)|
|Dry mass||1,500 kg (3,300 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||September 23, 1999, 06:02UTC|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral LC-36A|
|End of mission|
|Epoch||September 28, 2017|
|Band||32 Ku band|
|Coverage area||United States and Puerto Rico|
EchoStar V was a communications satellite built by Space Systems/Loral based in Palo Alto, CA and operated by EchoStar. Launched in 1999 it was operated in geostationary orbit at a longitude of 148 degrees west. EchoStar V was used for direct-to-home television broadcasting services.
The launch of EchoStar V made use of an Atlas rocket flying from Launch Complex 36 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, United States. The launch took place at 06:02 UTC on September 23, 1999, with the spacecraft entering a geosynchronous transfer orbit.