Date
September 8, 2017

Echostar-3 retired after over 7200 days in space

After problems with communication between ground control center and Echostar-3 satellite problem was resolved and contact with spacecraft was resumed. It made possible decommissioning spacecraft and moving it to its final orbit. Echostar remains on orbit since October 5, 1997 when it was launched on the top of the Atlas-2AS rocket from LC-36B launch site at Cape Canaveral. Satellite spent Continue Reading The post Echostar-3 retired after over 7200 days in space appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]