Next-generation Global Satellite System with Mega-constellations January 25, 2021 Satellite is Essential , Connecting the Unconnected false A defining moment for the satellite industry is upon us with the launch of NGSO (non-geostationary) constellations, with a plethora of satellite sizes, capabilities and orbital positions, including MEOs, LEOs and SmallSats. Hughes has been a leader in the geostationary (GEO) world for 50 years. But that world is changing – and with these new constellations come new and exciting opportunities. In the coming years, we will start to see hybrid networks where GEO satellites are complemented by low earth orbit (LEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites. Such a hybrid architecture will deliver ubiquitous coverage and, likely, a better end-user experience with data classification and multi-transport routing. These mega-constellations and terrestrial components, under a hybrid communications architecture, will enable new services and applications, like 5G, 6G, self-driving cars, smart homes and cities, and even augmented reality. These are some of the applications our engineers ponder as they develop the technologies, networks and solutions that will power the hybrid networks of the future. For instance, what factors influence the design of these hybrid mega-constellations? What role will inter-constellation links play in providing highly secure, point-to-point connectivity in scenarios where terrestrial routing must be avoided? What if we consider an end-to-end multilayer protocol architecture to analyze and ensure QoS and mobility? Or explore scalable routing and traffic engineering design based on software-defined networking to handle variability in network topology, differentiated user demands, and traffic transport in both temporal and spatial dimensions. Hughes president Pradman Kaul touched on some of these possibilities in his keynote address at the recent Satellite Innovation conference. For a deeper dive, our engineers offer a more technical exploration of a Next-Generation Global Satellite System with Mega-Constellations in this special issue paper, available through the Wiley Online Library. Categories See All Connecting the Unconnected (49) Satellite is Essential (47) Company News (42) JUPITER System (29) HughesNet (25) HughesON Managed Networks (18) SD-WAN (16) Podcast (15) Community Wi-Fi (15) Emergency Communications (12) Interoperability (11) Cellular Backhaul (10) Mobility (8) HughesON Digital Signage (1) Popular Blogs Peru School System and HughesNet Connect Students to Educational ResourcesJun 15, 2021 Upcoming 3GPP Release 17 to Include Satellite in Global 5G StandardJun 22, 2021 Disaster Communications Systems with Tony BardoJun 28, 2021 SIA Report: Satellite Industry Leads Global Space EconomyJul 19, 2021 HughesNet and 4-H Inspire Tomorrow’s STEM Leaders, Impacts that Last Say Hughes EmployeesJul 19, 2021 Related Posts See All The Divide Podcast: The role of satellite broadband in closing the digital divide July 22, 2021 Defining Moments in Hughes 50 Year History July 23, 2021 How Hughes Fosters a Culture of Continuous Innovation July 23, 2021 SIA Report: Satellite Industry Leads Global Space Economy July 19, 2021 Upcoming 3GPP Release 17 to Include Satellite in Global 5G Standard June 22, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.