Satellite

Successful Launch for New Dish Bird

10/15/2004 5:56 AM Eastern

SES Americom Inc.’s “AMC-15” satellite launched successfully from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:23 p.m. (EST) Thursday, the company said.

AMC-15 is the first bird SES Americom has committed exclusively to EchoStar Communications Corp.’s Dish Network direct-broadcast satellite service.

The satellite will operate at 105 degrees west longitude and deliver advanced video and broadband services to all 50 U.S. states.

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