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Echostar III

Atlas IIAS

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status


Echostar III

Type: Communications

EchoStar 3 was originaly ordered as DBSC 1 by DBSC (Direct Broadcast Satellite Corporation) which merged with a subsidiary of EchoStar in late 1995. The merger was approved by the FCC in August 1996. EchoStar is only authorized to operate 11 transponders from 61.5°W but was granted in Mar 1998 a special authorization to use the full frequency space at that location.


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Launch Complex 36B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

903 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 36B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA


Lockheed Martin – LMT

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: LMT
  • Founded: 1953
  • Launchers: Titan | Agena
  • Spacecraft: Hubble | JUNO | InSight
  • Country: USA

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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