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Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2015
Oct. 28, 2015
Class A common stock
Oct. 28, 2015
Class B common stock
Entity Registrant Name EchoStar CORP    
Entity Central Index Key 0001415404    
Document Type 10-Q    
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2015    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   44,906,535 47,687,039
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3