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Video of the roll-out



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In-orbit Testing of the EchoStar XXI Satellite Successfully Completed
August 29, 2017

New Satellite Will Enable Enhanced Mobile Connectivity for Europe

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and DUBLIN, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) today announced the successful completion of in-orbit testing and handover of the EchoStar XXI satellite from manufacturer Space Systems Loral (SSL) to EchoStar's satellite operations team who manages flight operations via EchoStar XXI's primary satellite earth station located in Griesheim, Germany and a secondary station in Rambouillet, France.

Located at the geosynchronous orbital location of 10.25░ East longitude, EchoStar XXI carries a state-of-the-art S-band Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) payload that will enable EchoStar subsidiary EchoStar Mobile Limited, with commercial operations headquartered in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, to provide mobile connectivity for small and medium-sized enterprises, large corporations and government agencies throughout Europe.

"We are pleased to announce that EchoStar XXI has passed several critical milestones since launch, including successful deployment of the 18-meter reflector and completion of in orbit testing," said Anders Johnson, executive director of EchoStar Mobile Limited and president of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "The capacity that EchoStar XXI will provide to the EchoStar Mobile satellite-based network will enable reliable, IP-based MSS connectivity for voice and data throughout Europe, including all 28 members of the European Union."

With the completion of in-orbit testing of the satellite, EchoStar Mobile and EchoStar-subsidiary Hughes Network Systems Europe have begun the process of end-to-end integration of the satellite and terrestrial network. EchoStar Mobile is scheduled to launch commercial services across the European Union upon completion of this integration, scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017. As previously announced, EchoStar Mobile services will be provided in association with partners, including European-wide distribution provided by U.K.-based Bentley Walker.

EchoStar XXI was launched on an ILS Proton Breeze M launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on June 8, 2017 at 06:45 AM local time (June 7 at 11:45 PM EDT time). With the launch of EchoStar XXI, the EchoStar fleet now numbers 26 owned, leased and managed satellites.

http://ir.echostar.com/news-releases/news-release-details/orbit-testing-echostar-xxi-satellite-successfully-completed

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93701/99570 Intelsat 31
93702/99571 EchoStar 21
93703/99572 AsiaSat 9

Hang onů is Anik trying to tell us this was rocket 93561, with set 68?

Hmm, I thought that was obvious if you compare it with a long number of 93560...
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May be that 702 and 703 have returned to the factory ?

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May be that 702 and 703 have returned to the factory?

There were not at Baikonur.
They are still on the ground...

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This was a heavy Proton-M Briz-M payload? Was it correct that it was to have gone up on a phase IV, but then after a delay they apparently used a phase III?
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I thought the satellite is too heavy for phase III.

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Video of the roll-out



Serial number 6305390139?
according to our forum "Russian serial numbers" 6305390139 53561

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