Satellite Echostar 12 (Rainbow-1) of Echostar Technologies, LLC

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Echostar 12 (Rainbow-1)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner Echostar Technologies, LLC
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -61.63
Perigee (km) 35782
Apogee (km) 35791
Eccentricity 0.0001067451045509
Inclination (degrees) 0.06
Period (minutes) 1436.11
Launch Mass (kg.) 4328
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 17-07-2003
Expected Lifetime 18 yrs.
Contractor Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Atlas 5
COSPAR Number 2003-033A
NORAD Number 27852
Comments Direct-to-home television services; cable´s attempt to compete with dish networks.


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