LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Dec 28 1995
China Aerospace Corporation

Echostar I

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

December 28, 1995 at 6:50 AM EST

(December 28, 1995 at 11:50 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

December 28, 1995 at 6:50 AM EST

(December 28, 1995 at 11:50 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

December 28, 1995 at 6:50 AM EST

(December 28, 1995 at 11:50 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • EchoStar 1 is an American geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched by a CZ-2E with EPKM upper stage rocket from Xichang Center in Sichuan province, PRC. The 3288 kg spacecraft carries 16 Ku-band transponders to enable direct broadcast communications and television channels through 0.5 meter dishes on the ground in the American continents.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

    Pad

    Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)