EchoStar V (Ciel-1, Sky 1A, MCI 1)
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorEchoStar (1999-2009)
Ciel Satellite Group (2005-2009)
COSPAR ID1999-050A
SATCAT no.25913
Mission durationPlanned: 12 years
Final: 9 years, 10 months
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass3,602 kg (7,941 lb)
Dry mass1,500 kg (3,300 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateSeptember 23, 1999, 06:02 (1999-09-23UTC06:02Z) UTC
RocketAtlas-II AS
Launch siteCape Canaveral LC-36A
End of mission
DeactivatedJuly 2009 (July 2009)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude148° west[1]
EpochSeptember 28, 2017[1]
Band32 Ku band
Coverage areaUnited States and Puerto Rico

EchoStar V was a communications satellite built by Space Systems/Loral based in Palo Alto, CA and operated by EchoStar. Launched in 1999 it was operated in geostationary orbit at a longitude of 148 degrees west. EchoStar V was used for direct-to-home television broadcasting services.[2]


The launch of EchoStar V made use of an Atlas rocket flying from Launch Complex 36 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, United States. The launch took place at 06:02 UTC on September 23, 1999, with the spacecraft entering a geosynchronous transfer orbit.[3]


See also


  1. ^ a b N2yo. "ECHOSTAR 5". Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlas Successfully Launches EchoStar V Communications Satellite | International Launch Services". September 23, 1999. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  3. ^ "EchoStar 5". SatBeams. Retrieved September 28, 2017.