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Hughes 20 West



  • Launch: January 2018

  • Position: 20° West longitude

  • Coverage: Brazil

  • Service sectors: Consumer, small business, enterprise, government and service providers

  • Manufacturer: Orbital ATK

Hughes 20 West represents the capacity that serves Brazil on the Al Yah 3 satellite. The first hybrid electric propulsion GEOStar-3™ satellite, Al Yah 3 was built by Yahsat. The payload over Brazil became part of the Hughes JUPITER™ HTS fleet when Hughes and Yahsat commenced a joint venture in Brazil in 2019.
Today, Hughes 20 West supports HughesNet® high-speed satellite internet for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses across Brazil, as well as Community Wi-Fi Hotspots and cellular backhaul for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to reach communities unserved or underserved by terrestrial access.



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