The EchoStar 21 satellite, intended to debut a mobile communications business in Europe, is about a year late in launching and is long past its in-service deadline. EchoStar officials say they have kept European Commission officials abreast of developments. The other licensee, Inmarsat of London, is also behind schedule in launching its satellite.
Key takeaways from EchoStar Corp.’s May 11 earnings call:
— EchoStar and Hughes have begun work on a Jupiter-3 satellite, also for coverage over the Americas, with a tentative in-service date of 2021.
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