|Mission duration||15 years planned|
|Launch mass||6,384 kilograms (14,074 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||20 March 2010, 18:26:57UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 200/39|
|Perigee altitude||35,782 kilometers (22,234 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||35,803 kilometers (22,247 mi)|
|Epoch||25 December 2013, 09:24:45 UTC|
|Band||103 J band (IEEE Ku band)|
EchoStar XIV is 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 continental United States for Dish Network.
EchoStar XIV was built by Space Systems/Loral, and is based on the LS-1300 satellite bus. It is equipped with 103 J band (IEEE Ku band) transponders, and at launch it had a mass of 6,384 kilograms (14,074 lb), with an expected operational lifespan of around 15 years.
The launch of EchoStar XIV was conducted by International Launch Services, using a Proton-M carrier rocket with a Briz-M upper stage. The launch occurred from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, at 18:26:57 UTC on 20 March 2010. The launch successfully placed EchoStar XIV into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Following separation from the rocket, it manoeuvered into a geostationary orbit with a perigee of 35,785 kilometres (22,236 mi) and an apogee of 35,789 kilometres (22,238 mi).