Space Systems Loral to Build HUGHES Next-Generation Ultra High Density Satellite

Hughes Network Systems has signed a contract with Space Systems Loral to build its next-generation JUPITER 3 Ultra High Density Satellite, the EchoStar XXIV. The new satellite is targeted at key markets across the Americas and will more than double the Hughes Ka-band capacity in the region. Powered by the next-generation JUPITER System, the new satellite will enable significant increases in service performance, with speeds of 100 Mbps.

EchoStar XXIV/JUPITER 3 will increase capacity and support business expansion in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and other countries in South America. Planned for launch in early 2021, the satellite will drive the continued growth of HughesNet for satellite Internet, and provide new capacity across a wide range of service sectors, including consumer, enterprise, aeronautical, cellular backhaul and community Wi-Fi markets.

With EchoStar XXIV/JUPITER 3, Hughes’ satellite fleet will deliver unmatched performance, coverage and speeds, powering continued growth of HughesNet—which today serves 60 percent of the market for high-speed satellite Internet in the Americas. It will also help Hughes satisfy the increasing demand for high-speed Internet around the globe.