EchoStar Corp said its EchoStar XXI satellite, which will provide satellite services to Europe once it's in orbit, has arrived for its December launch at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The Douglas County-based satellite services provider (Nasdaq: SATS) said the satellite will launch aboard an ILS Proton Breeze M rocket on Dec. 22.

Once in orbit, it will provide mobile satellite services (MSS) capacity throughout Europe.

"The satellite will deliver capacity to EchoStar Mobile to provide commercial wholesalers with a new, advanced network for reliable, IP-based MSS voice and narrowband data services in Europe," said Anders Johnson, executive director of EchoStar's Dublin-based Mobile unit and president of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C., in a statement.

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