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Precious Cargo on Board

May 6, 2017 2:22 pm (GMT)
ILS Communications Team

Precious Cargo On Board: The train carrying the EchoStar XXI launch vehicle arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 2:10 pm local time today in preparation for the integration of the launch vehicle with the satellite. This will be the 6th ILS mission for EchoStar utilizing Proton, the industry workhorse with 412 launches to date. EchoStar XXI is designed to provide mobile connectivity throughout Europe, based on SSL’s 1300 bus. EchoStar subsidiary, EchoStar Mobile Limited, will utilize a portion of the capacity on EchoStar XXI to provision its next-generation, all IP-enabled mobile communications network.


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