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Jupiter-3 a changemaker

EchoStar’s Jupiter-3 satellite is a true giant for subsidiary HughesNet. When stowed within the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket (on July 28th 2023) it was described as being about the size of a school bus. Within hours of its launch it was successfully receiving and sending signals. However, today’s picture is not quite so rosy. Despite […]

April 5, 2024

Nilesat chooses Hughes’ Jupiter for Egypt gateway

EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems has been selected by Cairo-based Nilesat for a local gateway which will use Nilesat’s 301 satellite. Hughes will supply one of its Jupiter Gateways and installation will begin shortly and be complete by the end of Q3. Commenting on the deal, Sameh Katta, Chairman/CEO of Nilesat, said: “The Nilesat vision is […]

March 19, 2024By Chris Forrester

Hughes Network connectivity for Kazakhstan villages

EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems is supplying Kazakhstan with satellite equipment to help connect more than 200 villages throughout the country, and help bridge the ‘digital divide’. Kazakhstan’s Republican Center of Space Communication (RCSC), via the Ministry of Digital Development, is placing the order which calls for Hughes Jupiter System ground platforms. The order is being […]

March 15, 2024By Chris Forrester

Hughes brings Jupiter 3 into service

Hughes Network System has launched new Hughesnet service plans for US/Americas consumers that leverages capacity from its new Jupiter 3 satellite (the largest commercial communication satellite ever built). Hughes says these Jupiter-powered plans fundamentally reinvent what satellite internet can be – offering faster speeds (up to 100 Mb/s download speeds), unlimited data, Whole Home Wi-Fi […]

December 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

Hughes, Telespazio launch sat-coverage

EchoStar’s owned Hughes Europe is linking with Italian satellite service provider Telespazio to launch a government and consumer-focussed satellite online connectivity service. The pair will use Eutelsat’s Konnect Very High Throughput (VHTS) craft for its widespread coverage. The intention behind the partnership is to target both the government as well as the growing enterprise broadband […]

December 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

Ergen: “DISH failing fast”

Following on from DISH Network’s miserable results on November 6th (and a 38 per cent crash in its already depressed share price to $3.44, a 25-year low) co-founder Charlie Ergen told analysts that the pay-TV broadcaster was failing fast. “Investors are starting to give up,” Ergen admitted. One immediate consequence is that DISH Network’s President […]

November 7, 2023

Delta Airlines selects Hughes for IFC

EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems has been selected to serve Delta Airlines with its In-Flight broadband and WiFi connectivity in a major contract. Delta is the world’s second largest airline and serves some 171 million passengers annually (American Airlines is larger at 199 million passengers, although Delta has the highest annual revenues at some $51 billion). […]

November 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Jupiter 3 performing “nominally”

Jupiter 3, a massive satellite owned by EchoStar and serving clients of Hughes Communications which was launched on July 29th, is performing “nominally” – which is good news for its owner. The satellite, manufactured by Maxar Technologies, began sending and receiving its first signals shortly after launch, and engineers deployed Jupiter 3’s important solar arrays, […]

August 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gogo increases antenna power

Gogo Business Aviation has launched its Gogo Galileo product line with the unveiling of a second electronically steered antenna (ESA) form factor for use on its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband solution. Gogo serves the business aviation market with its In-Flight Communications service. The new equipment has already caught the eye of OneWeb. Gogo says […]

May 24, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gogo cites broadband gains for IFC

In-Flight Communications specialists Gogo Business Aviation says that access to OneWeb’s now complete Low Earth orbiting satellites as well as “significant” progress by Hughes Network Systems and its satellites and antennas represents considerable momentum for its own broadband services to aircraft. Gogo says itself and its antenna provider, Hughes, completed preliminary design review of Gogo’s […]

May 16, 2023By Chris Forrester