Echostar-3

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. [...]

Echostar-3 suffers some communications problems

One of the oldest operational communications satellites operated by Echostar, Echostar-3, suffered few problems with communication problems during orbital maneuver last week.  It is hard to believe, but 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 was originally placed on 61.5°W GEO Continue Reading The post Echostar-3 suffers some communications problems appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]