EchoStar 18 & BRISat

Launch Time
Sat Jun 18, 2016 21:38 UTC

Flight VA230.


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 18

EchoStar 18 is a Direct Broadcast Service (DBS) satellite built for EchoStar Corporation. It will replace EchoStar 10 at the 110° West location. EchoStar 18 features a high-power multi-spot beam, Ku-band payload with 61 transponders.

Echostar 18 will be operated by U.S.-based EchoStar Satellite Services, a provider of video distribution, data communications, and backhaul services for media and broadcast organizations, direct-to-home providers, enterprise customers, and government service providers.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,300.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


The Indonesian BRIsat (Bank Rakyat Indonesia Satellite) is a communications satellite for banking purposes to be built by Space Systems/Loral for Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI).

The bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Space System/Loral, LLC (SSL) from US and Arianespace from France in April 2014. BRIsat was built on SSL's SSL-1300 bus carrying 45 transponders, which cover areas in Indonesia, ASEAN, Northeast Asia, some Pacific area, and West Australia. From its orbital position at 150.5° East, it delivers highly reliable communications services to BRI's 11,000 bank branches across the Indonesian archipelago.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 3,540.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


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



39th orbital launch attempt


238th mission
5th mission of 2016
230th successful mission
21st consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

86th mission
3rd mission of 2016
82nd successful mission
72nd consecutive successful mission