The 4,333 kg (9553 lb.) EchoStar X spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, is a high-power KU band A2100-AX satellite with a service life of 15 years on orbit. Optimized for direct broadcast applications, EchoStar X is a new-generation satellite that will enable DISH Network to deliver expanded services for distribution of direct-to-home broadcast services to its U.S. customers.
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