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  • Launch: August 2007

  • Position: 95° West longitude

  • Coverage: North America

  • Service sectors: Enterprise, government, consumer and small business

  • Features: 10 Gbps

  • Manufacturer: Boeing

Launched in August 2007, SPACEWAY 3 was the first Ka-band satellite system to employ on-board traffic switching and routing. Providing broadband-on-demand service and a range of broadband IP services, the satellite supports spot beam formation, peer-to-peer communications, and single-hop networking of high-performance ground terminals.


Hughes’ Next-Generation SPACEWAY 3 Satellite Successfully Launched