JUPITER 2/EchoStart XIX is scheduled to launch in mid-2016 launch and will have more than 150 gigabytes of throughput, Hughes said Thursday.
Hughes says the satellite will have an estimated 15-year lifespan, have more than 120 spot beams and provide Internet service in the U.S. and parts of Canada.
“Speed and application demands are only going to increase as the online world expands into ever more data- and media-rich experiences,” said Pradman Kaul, Hughes president.
“SSL is a trusted partner in building our platforms and we look forward to working with them again,” Kaul added.
SSL also built the EchoStar XVII satellite for Hughes, which launched in July 2012.