SSL selected to provide high-power satellite to EchoStar
Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to provide a high power satellite to EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS).
"We are honored and proud that EchoStar continues to ask us to support its business with powerful and state-of-the art satellite systems," said John Celli, president of SSL. "The close working relationship between our companies is a reflection of our mutual focus on quality, reliability and value."
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EchoStar XXIII will be a very flexible Ku-band satellite capable of providing service from any of eight different orbital slots. Planned for launch in 2016 it is designed to provide service for 15 years or longer.
"EchoStar has had a longstanding, successful relationship with SSL", said Anders Johnson, president of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C., a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp. "We look forward to working with them to add another state-of-the-art satellite to the EchoStar fleet."
Source : Space Systems/Loral