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EchoStar V Satellite Launch Delayed

LITTLETON, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 1999--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH, DISHP) announced today that the scheduled launch of EchoStar V from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla., has been delayed three days until Sept. 13, 1999. Final check-out tests were hampered due to adverse weather conditions in Florida.

EchoStar V is scheduled to be launched on a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS rocket on Monday, Sept. 13, 1999 at 1:12 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Built by Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, Calif., EchoStar V is an FS-1300 series spacecraft with 32 110-watt Ku-band transponders.


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     CONTACT:  EchoStar Communications Corp.
               Judianne Atencio, Director of Communications
               303/723-2010
               e-mail: judianne.atencio@echostar.com
     
     KEYWORD: COLORADO CALIFORNIA 
     INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT COMED COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICS
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AEROSPACE/DEFENSE 




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