EchoStar XIV


EchoStar XIV
Mission typeCommunication
COSPAR ID2010-010A
SATCAT no.36499
Mission duration15 years planned
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Launch mass6,384 kilograms (14,074 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date20 March 2010, 18:26:57 (2010-03-20UTC18:26:57Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 200/39
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude119° West
Perigee altitude35,782 kilometers (22,234 mi)
Apogee altitude35,803 kilometers (22,247 mi)
Inclination0.01 degrees
Period23.93 hours
Epoch25 December 2013, 09:24:45 UTC[1]
Band103 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.[2][3]

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,[4] and at launch it had a mass of 6,384 kilograms (14,074 lb), with an expected operational lifespan of around 15 years.[2][5]

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.[6] The launch successfully placed EchoStar XIV into a geosynchronous transfer orbit.[3] 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).[2]

See also


  1. ^ "ECHOSTAR 14 Satellite details 2010-010A NORAD 36499". N2YO. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "UCS Satellite Database". Union of Concerned Scientists. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  3. ^ a b "EchoStar XIV Mission Overview" (PDF). International Launch Services. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 January 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Echostar 14 (Echostar XIV)". SatBeams. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  5. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Echostar 14". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  6. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 25 July 2010.