EchoStar XI Shipped to Sea Launch

Space Systems/Loral said it has delivered EchoStar XI to the Sea Launch port in Long Beach, Calif., for a launch set for sometime later this summer.

The satellite for DISH Network will fly aboard a Zenit-3SL rocket from the Sea Launch Odyssey platform in the Pacific Ocean. The satellite will be the fifth Space Systems/Loral satellite built for the DISH fleet.

EchoStar XI is based on SS/L's 1300 platform.