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EchoStar, Maxar amend Hughes JUPITER 3 agreement

EchoStar has announced an amended agreement with Maxar Technologies for production of the EchoStar XXIV satellite, also known as JUPITER 3. The satellite, designed for EchoStar’s Hughes Network Systems division, is under production at Maxar’s facility in Palo Alto, CA. The amended agreement compensates EchoStar for past production delays by providing relief on future payments and […]

November 23, 2022

Quadruple success for SpaceX; new giant launch

Another SpaceX launch success and subsequent landing on May 18th was the fourth Starlink batch lifted into space in barely 10 days. The launch carried 53 satellites into their transfer orbit. It has also emerged that a planned launch of a Maxar-built heavyweight satellite will be launched by a SpaceX Falcon ‘Heavy’ rocket in order […]

May 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Hughes pilots Community LTE service in Brazil

Hughes Network Systems, a specialist in satellite and multi-transport technologies, has announced the successful three-month pilot of a new Community LTE service at five villages in Brazil. Designed to serve people who live outside the reach of cable, fibre and cellular networks, Community LTE creates a mobile hotspot across several kilometres that connects to the […]

February 16, 2022

Satellite CEOs: “2021 better than expected”

This past year has been full of continued Covid problems and a near-absence of lucrative cruise ship passengers and crews as well as much-curtailed airline traffic which combined to severely limit revenues for In Flight business communications and cruise holiday-makers (and their families). However, the consensus from satellite industry executives is that while this past […]

December 21, 2021

Omantel chooses Hughes Jupiter’s VSAT

Omantel, Oman’s integrated telecom service provider, has selected Hughes’ Jupiter satellite system to extend its mobile network and provide backhaul connectivity. The Jupiter System is the next-generation Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) platform from Hughes for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites. In use at more than 12,000 cellular sites across Africa, Asia […]

December 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Indonesia’s DTP selects Hughes Network

EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems has won a contract from Indonesian internet service provider PT Dwi Tunggal Putra (DTP) for Hughes’ Jupiter System and to connect with 1400 rural locations on the many islands of Indonesia and Papua. This is a major contract for Hughes and will see DTP use capacity on Korea’s KTSAT 7 (KT7) […]

September 10, 2021

Sky Studios elevates leadership at Jupiter Holdings

Sky Studios has announced the promotion of two senior US executives, Stephen Land and Patrick Reardon, in a move that its says “will help turbocharge the Studios’ creative and commercial ambitions in the US”. Veteran producer and Founder and CEO of Jupiter Entertainment, Land has been named Chairman of Jupiter Holdings – a Sky Studios-owned […]

February 5, 2021