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Echostar VII

Atlas

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Echostar VII

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Orbit

EchoStar 7 is a high-powered, direct broadcast satellite

Location


Launch Complex 36B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Launch Complex 36B has witnessed the launch of 76 rockets, including 76 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 931 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 36B

Rocket


Lockheed Martin Atlas IIIB

American orbital launch vehicle used between 2000 and 2005.

Atlas IIIB

Agency


Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s Space Division started in the production of missiles and later ICBM’s in the 1950s. Their TITAN missile system was used for 12 Gemini spacecraft and the Voyager probes. They have worked largely in collaboration with NASA on many of their probes, landers, and spacecraft, and hope to play a key role in NASA’s return to the moon in 2024.

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