EchoStar VII


EchoStar VII
Mission typeCommunication
COSPAR ID2002-006A
SATCAT no.27378
Mission duration12 years planned
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerLockheed Martin Space Systems
Launch mass4,172 kg (9,198 lb)
Dry mass1,943 kg (4,284 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateFebruary 21, 2002, 05:21 (2002-02-21UTC05:21Z) UTC
RocketAtlas IIIB-DEC
Launch siteCape Canaveral LC-36B
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude119° West
Band32 Ku band
Coverage areaUnited States and Puerto Rico

EchoStar VII was an American geostationary communications satellite which is operated by EchoStar. It is positioned in geostationary orbit at a longitude of 119° West, from where it is used to provide high-definition television direct broadcasting services to the United States.

EchoStar VII was built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, and is based on the A2100 satellite bus. It is equipped with 32 Ku band transponders,[1] and at launch it had a mass of 4,026 kilograms (8,876 lb), with an expected operational lifespan of around 12 years. The launch occurred from Launch Complex 36 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, on 21 February 2002.

See also


  1. ^ "Echostar VII". SatBeams. Retrieved 28 November 2017.