EchoStar designing Jupiter-3 satellite for service in 2021

by Peter B. de Selding

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.

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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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