Procured by SES, QuetzSat-1 is a high-power communications satellite with coverage of Mexico, North America, and Central America, which is fully contracted to a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation and is used in part by Dish Mexico, an EchoStar joint venture, for Direct-To-Home (DTH) services in Mexico. The Ku-band satellite launched in September, 2011, and is designed to provide service for 15 years or more. Based on the flight-proven SSL 1300 satellite platform, which provides flexibility for a broad range of applications, the satellite is located at 77 degrees West.