EchoStar XXI communications satellite
SSL 1300

Separated spacecraft mass:
Approx. 6,900 kg (15,100 lbs.)

Launch Vehicle:
Proton Breeze M
705,000 kg (1,554,000 lbs), including payload
58.2 m (191 ft)

Launch Date:
June 8, 2017

Launch Time:
09:45:47  Baikonur
03:45:47 UTC/GMT
23:45:47 Reston (June 7)
21:45:47 Denver (June 7)
20:45:47 Palo Alto (June 7)

Launch Site:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launch Pad 24, Launch Complex 81

Launch Customer:
EchoStar, Englewood, Co.

End User:
EchoStar Mobile Limited

Satellite Manufacturer:
SSL, Palo Alto, Ca.

Launch Vehicle:
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Moscow, Russian Federation

Launch Services Provider:
International Launch Services, Reston, Va.

Satellite Use:
EchoStar XXI is a state-of-the-art S-band satellite designed to
provide mobile connectivity throughout Europe. The spacecraft, based on SSL’s 1300 bus, will be located at the 10.25°East orbital slot. EchoStar subsidiary EchoStar Mobile Limited, an EU-wide licensee for an integrated mobile satellite service network with a complementary ground component, will utilizea portion of the capacity on EchoStar XXI to provision its next-generation, all IP-enabled mobile communications network.

Satellite Statistics:
__ S-Band mobile user link and Ka-Band gateway link
__Orbital location: 10.25 degrees East
__Anticipated service life: 15 years

Mission Profile:
The Proton M launch vehicle, utilizing a 5-burn Breeze M mission design, will lift off from Pad 24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, with theEchoStar XXI satellite on board. The first three stages of the Proton will use a standard ascent profile to place the orbital unit (Breeze M upper stage and theEchoStar XXI satellite) into a sub-orbital trajectory. From this point in the mission, the Breeze M will perform planned mission maneuvers to advance theorbital unit first to a nearly circular parking orbit, then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit, and finally to a geosynchronous transfer orbit.Separation of the EchoStar XXI satellite is scheduled to occur approximately 9 hours, 13 minutes after liftoff.

Target Orbit at Separation:
Apogee: 35,786 km (22,236 miles)
Perigee:  2271 km (1411 miles)
Inclination: 30.6 degrees

Spacecraft Separation:
Approximately 9 hours, 13 minutes after liftoff

ILS Mission Statistics:
__94th ILS Proton launch
__413th Proton launch overall
__1st ILS Proton launch of 2017
__6th EchoStar Satellite Launched on ILS Proton
__29th SSL satellite launched on a Proton

Live Broadcast:
Begins at 11:30 PM ET, June 7L
aunch is at 11:45 pm ET, June 7
Broadcast ends at 12:15 AM ET, June 8

Live webcast at will begin approximately 30 minutes before liftoff.

Full Program: US Domestic HD Coordinates
7 June 2200 – 0015 (June 8th Eastern)
AMC-15, transponder 10
105 West
Slot D9
Uplink frequency 14213.500 V
Downlink frequency 11913.5 H
9 mhz.
Data rate:  16.222
Symbol rate 7.45
DVB Modulation:  DVB S2 (8PSK)
FEC 3/4
pilot on roll off 20 % H.264 (MPEG 4)

The live broadcast can also be seen on DISH HD Channel 89 or DISH SD Channel 88.

Social Media:
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More Information:
Live webcast at will begin approximately 30 minutes before liftoff. General mission information and launch status updates are available at the website (, twitter (#ILSLaunch) and Facebook (@ilslaunch).

Media Inquiries:
Karen Soriano, Director of Communications and Customer Relations, International Launch Services, Reston, Va.; +1-571-633-7549; mobile: +1-571-282-5195;, Visit the ILS web site at





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