EchoStar XVII & MSG-3

Launch Time
Thu Jul 05, 2012 21:36 UTC

Flight VA207.


Ariane 5 ECA
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Price: $200.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 15,120 kN
Payload to LEO: 21,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 10,500 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 53.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 17.0 m

Mission Details

EchoStar XVII

EchoStar XVII or EchoStar 17, also known as Jupiter 1, is an American geostationary high throughput communications satellite that is operated by Hughes Network Systems, a subsidiary of EchoStar. It is positioned in geostationary orbit at a longitude of 107.1° West, from where it is used for satellite internet access over HughesNet.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,100.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


MSG (Meteosat Second Generation) features 12 channels enhanced imaging radiometer (SEVIRI) and the Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) instrument.
The high performance of the new generation is 4 times better than the other ones on the market and 10 times better than the Meteosat of the first generation.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,037.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



37th orbital launch attempt


197th mission
3rd mission of 2012
190th successful mission
53rd consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

63rd mission
3rd mission of 2012
59th successful mission
49th consecutive successful mission