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Cover Page - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Oct. 29, 2019
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-33807  
Entity Registrant Name EchoStar Corporation  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code NV  
Entity Tax Identification Number 26-1232727  
Entity Address, Address Line One 100 Inverness Terrace East,  
Entity Address, City or Town Englewood,  
Entity Address, State or Province CO  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 80112-5308  
City Area Code (303)  
Local Phone Number 706-4000  
Title of 12(b) Security Class A common stock  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Trading Symbol SATS  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Central Index Key 0001415404  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Class A common stock    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   49,899,672
Class B common stock    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   47,687,039