|Mission duration||12 years planned|
|Manufacturer||Lockheed Martin Space Systems|
|Launch mass||4,172 kg (9,198 lb)|
|Dry mass||1,943 kg (4,284 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||February 21, 2002, 05:21UTC|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral LC-36B|
|Band||32 Ku band|
|Coverage area||United 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, 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.