Echostar-18 now June 16 launch

Two satellites due for launch June 8 on an Arianespace rocket have been delayed until June 16th.

Echostar-18 is the larger of the two satellites (the other is a smaller spacecraft being launched for an Indonesian bank) and is due to serve DISH Network viewers and will replace Echostar 10.

The delay is being caused by an on-board anomaly on the launch rocket and technicians are having to swap out a fluid connector on the cryogenic upper stage of the rocket.

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