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Satellite Name: Echostar 12 (Rainbow 1, Cablevision 1)
Status: retired
Position: 86° W (86.4° W)
NORAD: 27852
Cospar number: 2003-033A
Operator: EchoStar Corporation
Launch date: 17-Jul-2003
Launch site: Cape Canaveral SFS
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 GS
Launch mass (kg): 4328
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin
Model (bus): A2100AXS
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 18 yrs.
Call sign: S2653/dbs8701
Beacon(s): 12205, 12697
36 Ku-band transponders to provide DTH telecommunications to CONUS. Planned for relocation to 86.4W orbital location and operate there on a temporary basis.
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