Space Systems/Loral-built satellite for EchoStar successfully launched, begins post-launch maneuvers

Space Systems/Loral-built satellite for EchoStar successfully launched, begins 
post-launch maneuvers 
PALO ALTO, CA, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a leading 
provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the EchoStar XVI 
satellite, designed and built for EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), was 
launched November 20, 2012 and is successfully performing post-launch 
maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on 
schedule following its launch aboard a Proton Breeze M launch vehicle provided 
by International Launch Services (ILS) from the Baikonur Space Center in 
"EchoStar and SS/L have a long history of collaboration and teamwork," said 
John Celli, president of Space Systems/Loral. "The power and capability of 
EchoStar XVI to deliver high-definition television services is a testament to 
this ongoing relationship and we are pleased to see the satellite successfully 
EchoStar XVI is a high power 20-kilowatt direct broadcast satellite (DBS) that 
is fully leased to DISH Network. It will provide a broad range of 
Direct-to-Home (DTH) services in the United States. It has CONUS and spot beam 
transponders and will be positioned at 61.5 degrees West longitude. 
EchoStar XVI is based on the highly reliable Space Systems/Loral 1300 
space-proven platform, which has the flexibility to support a broad range of 
applications and technology advances. The spacecraft is designed to deliver 
service for 15 years or more. With this launch, there are 72 SS/L-built 
satellites currently on orbit. 
About EchoStar Corporation 
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is the premier global provider of 
satellite operations and video delivery solutions. EchoStar's wholly-owned 
subsidiary, Hughes, is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband 
services, delivering network technologies and managed services for enterprise 
and government customers in more than 100 countries. 
Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, with additional business units 
world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has 
pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for nearly 
30 years, consistently delivering value for customers, partners and investors 
through innovation and outstanding quality. Over the last three decades 
EchoStar's contribution to video technology has been a major influencer to 
shifts in the way consumers view, receive and manage TV programming. 
EchoStar's consumer solutions include HughesNet®, North America's #1 
high-speed satellite Internet service, Sling Media's Slingbox® products, and 
EchoStar's line of advanced digital video set-top box products for the 
European free satellite and terrestrial viewer markets. For more information, 
please visit 
About Space Systems/Loral 
Space Systems/Loral, a subsidiary of MDA, has a long history of delivering 
reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government 
customers around the world. As the world's leading provider of commercial 
satellites, the company works closely with satellite operators to provide 
spacecraft for a broad range of services including television and radio 
distribution, digital audio radio, broadband Internet, and mobile 
communications. Billions of people around the world depend on SS/L satellites 
every day. For more information, visit 
About MDA 
MDA is a unique global communications and information company providing 
operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. 
MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business 
potential. In addition the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced 
technology development. 
MDA's well-established global customer base is served by more than 5,000 
employees operating from 18 offices located in the United States, Canada, and 
The Company's common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA. 
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