Spacenet and EchoStar Satellite Services announced a collaborative effort to deliver two-way satellite communications

February 23, 2010

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MCLEAN, Va., and ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Spacenet Integrated Government Solutions, a division of Spacenet Inc., and EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), announced today a collaborative effort to deliver two-way satellite communications involving space and ground equipment to the American Red Cross to aid in relief efforts following the devastating earthquake.

These donations include high speed commercial grade broadband data and digital voice capability using the EchoStar IX satellite located at 121 degrees W.L. In addition, Spacenet is contributing VSAT equipment for two-way communications supporting emergency personnel working in Haiti. The equipment arrived in Port au Prince last week and will support four Red Cross relief sites.

“The contribution of communications companies like Spacenet and EchoStar are critical for the ability of the American Red Cross to help the people of Haiti and aid in restoring the infrastructure,” said David Meltzer, senior vice president for International Services at the American Red Cross.

Spacenet Inc.

EchoStar Corp. LLC (Nasdaq: SATS)

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