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DISH TV adds direct broadcast satellite to fleet with new Maxar manufacture order
Maxar Technologies, provider of comprehensive space solutions and secure, precise, geospatial intelligence, received an order for a direct broadcast satellite from DISH, designated ES XXV. This geostationary (GEO) communications satellite will be operated by DISH and deliver content across North America.
ES XXV will be built on the proven Maxar 1300TM series platform at the company’s manufacturing facilities in Palo Alto and San Jose, Calif. ES XXV will be equipped with a high-power, multi-spot beam payload, allowing DISH to provide high-quality content to its customers. A high-resolution render of the spacecraft is available here.
“The GEO market remains important, and Maxar’s experience delivering value for our customers continues to be a key focus,” said Chris Johnson, Maxar’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Space. “We offer scalable platforms to support a variety of missions, and we’re proud to continue that legacy with this new order.”
ES XXV joins a fleet of Maxar spacecraft in orbit. Since 1999, Maxar has manufactured 11 satellites for DISH TV’s fleet, including several of the largest commercial satellites ever built.