EchoStar Bird in Hand for SES Americom

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SES Americom Inc.’s “Americom-15 (AMC-15)” satellite has been delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to be prepared for its scheduled Sept. 24 launch aboard a Proton launch vehicle.

The “A2100AX” spacecraft was built by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems, and it is being launched by International Launch Services.

The hybrid Ku-band/Ka-band satellite will operate from 105 degrees west longitude and support advanced video and broadband services from EchoStar Communications Corp.