April 3, 2017

EchoStar XXIII Satellite Successfully Positioned in Orbital Slot

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Apr. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) reported today that it has begun in-orbit testing of its new EchoStar XXIII satellite following successful placement into its geosynchronous orbital slot at 45° West longitude.

"We are excited to take this step in the expansion of our satellite fleet," said Anders Johnson, president of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar XXIII, a highly flexible Ku-band satellite capable of supporting multiple mission profiles, will provide high-power Direct-to-Home services into Brazil."

The satellite was manufactured by Space Systems Loral (SSL) and launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center—the first commercial launch from the historic launch complex—at 2:00 am EDT, 6:00 am UTC on March 16, 2017. EchoStar XXIII brings the EchoStar fleet to 26 owned, leased and managed satellites.

About EchoStar
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments.

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