DISH Network(R) Introduces DISH Earth Channel
Real-time views of planet from world’s first Earth-directed camera mounted on a commercial communications satellite
The DISH Earth channel content is supported by a camera installed on DISH Network’s EchoStar 11 satellite – the world’s first Earth-directed camera mounted on a commercial communications satellite. Six years in the making, the DISH Earth camera offers a 30 degree x 22.4 degree field-of-view that includes fascinating live full-disk views of the planet from a distance of approximately 22,300 miles above Earth. The regular night/day cycle, weather patterns, and seasonal changes in the western hemisphere are clearly visible via the ‘eyes’ of the camera, which observe objects in the visible spectrum, similar to the human eye, with a resolution of about 20 km per pixel.
“We are pleased to be able to offer, exclusively to our customers, footage from the world’s only Earth-viewing live video camera on a commercial communications satellite,” said
The DISH Earth camera was integrated onboard the EchoStar 11 spacecraft, a high powered satellite launched in 2008 to a geo-synchronous orbit at 110 degrees west longitude, which provides video service for DISH Network customers.
In addition to the live video footage, DISH Network has also partnered with Space Services, Inc. (SSI), a
The DISH Earth camera was developed by the EchoStar Spacecraft Operations Team, Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation of
For more information about DISH Earth and Give the World, visit www.GiveTheWorld.com. To view videos of timelapsed images of the earth and an unidentified flying object, visit www.GiveTheWorld.com/aboutEchoStar11.asp. To learn more about DISH Network, visit www.dishnetwork.com.
About DISH Network Corporation
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) provides approximately 13.678 million satellite TV customers as of
About EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
EchoStar Technologies L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS), which provides equipment sales, digital broadcast operations, and satellite services. EchoStar has 25 years of experience designing, developing and distributing advanced award-winning set-top boxes and related products for pay television providers. The company includes a network of 10 full-service digital broadcast centers and leased fiber optic capacity with points of presence in approximately 160 cities. EchoStar also delivers satellite services from eight owned and leased in-orbit satellites and related FCC licenses. Visit www.echostar.com for more information.
About Space Services
Space Services, Inc. is a
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