EchoStar VII is based on the Lockheed Martin A2100 AX satellite bus optimized for direct broadcast applications. The spacecraft, with nearly 10 kilowatts of power, will provide satellite TV services over the United States and will include spot-beam coverage. EchoStar VII is the fifth EchoStar satellite built by Lockheed Martin and is the third EchoStar satellite constructed on the award-winning A2100 design. The satellite will operate at 119 degrees West Longitude orbital location.
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