Space Systems/Loral is performing checkout procedures on EchoStar XVI after the satellite was placed in orbit Nov. 21 by an International Launch Services Proton Breeze M launch vehicle from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan. EchoStar has a 20-kw power rating for direct broadcast television services in the U.S. and is fully leased by Dish Network.


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