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SSL Adding New Satellite To Hughes Internet Service; Pradman Kaul Comments

SSL Adding New Satellite To Hughes Internet Service; Pradman Kaul Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Pradman Kaul
Pradman Kaul

Space Systems/Loral will build a new broadband satellite for Hughes Network Systems‘ Internet service, which has more than 659,000 subscribers as of the end of calendar year 2012.

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 logo_ExecutiveBiz

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.

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