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Designator id: 1996-055A

Description of ECHOSTAR 2 Satellite:

Echostar 2, a Lockheed Martin satellite, was launched from the Kourou space center in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 42P rocket. This second in a series of DBS communications satellites, was positioned at 119 deg W and provided video, audio and data services to the continental US, Southern Canada, and Northern Mexico.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1996-09-11
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42P
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 2885.0 kg
Nominal Power: 7000.0 W
Funding Agencies:

Echostar Communications Corporation (United States)



Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 24313U 96055A   12336.16237162 -.00000272  00000-0  10000-3 0  5195
2 24313 003.8282 066.4995 0002298 009.8861 349.7904 01.00246370 59485

Last TLE update on :2012-12-02

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