Satellites

EchoStar XVII

A next-generation, Ka-band, high-throughput satellite providing significant additional capacity—over 100 Gbps.

EchoStar® XVII with JUPITER™ High-Throughput Technology, built by Space Systems/Loral, was successfully launched on July 5, 2012 by Arianespace, and since October 1, 2012 has been delivering HughesNet® Gen4 high-speed satellite Internet services across North America, with dramatically increased performance and capacity.

More than 100 Gbps Capacity

Employing a multi-spot beam, bent-pipe architecture, this next-generation, Ka-band, high-throughput satellite provides significant additional capacity—over 100 Gbps—to further fuel the rapidly growing HughesNet® service business in North America. It builds on the success of the award-winning SPACEWAY® 3 satellite system, which serves HughesNet consumer and small business subscribers in North America, delivering high-speed satellite Internet offerings in the market, from 1 to 5 Mbps downloads.

The new EchoStar XVII satellite employs an enhanced version of the IPoS/DVB-S2 standard, the world’s leading broadband satellite standard approved by ETSI, TIA, and ITU. Space Systems/Loral was selected to manufacture the satellite based on its SSL 1300 platform, which has the proven flexibility for a broad range of applications and is expected to provide service for 15 years or more.

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