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The world’s most advanced VSAT platform, with single stream DVB-S2X wideband forward channel, for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites.

The JUPITER™ System is next generation very small aperture terminal (VSAT) platform from Hughes for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites. Featuring a flexible and robust gateway architecture with lights-out operation, enhanced IPoS air interface for bandwidth efficiency and performance, and high-throughput terminals, JUPITER enables operators to achieve the highest possible capacity and efficiency for any satellite broadband implementation. The foundational technology is the powerful JUPITER System on a Chip (SoC), a custom–designed VLSI processor employing a multi-core architecture and enabling 300 Mbps of throughput on every terminal within the JUPITER family.

A multi-service platform

As a result, operators of both HTS and conventional satellite networks can support the widest range of applications across all market sectors—from high-speed Internet access, to distance learning and digital signage/media solutions, to the most demanding enterprise and government networking solutions where strong security and QoS capabilities are paramount.

The JUPITER System is an ideal platform for:

  • Broadband access
  • Enterprise networks
  • Cellular Backhaul
  • Community Wi-Fi Hotspots
  • Aero and Maritime Mobility
  • Communications on the move
  • MPLS (multi-protocol label switching) Network Services
  • Voice (VoIP)/video/Data Trunking

Engineered for HTS Operations

Engineered for the highest possible capacity and efficiency: 

  • Wideband DVB-S2X channels
  • Supporting 300 Mbps of throughput
  • Supporting acceleration of 16,000 TCP sessions - ideal for applications with many simultaneous users, whether for fixed cellular backhaul and Community Wi-Fi hotspot solutions, or for mobility services on an airplane or ship
  • High density architecture: with the industry’s smallest multi-Gbps footprint, and lights-out operating mode
  • Integrated linear Ka-band radio to support both 8PSK and 16APSK higher order modulation schemes, delivering more bits per Hertz, which, combined with reduced spacing of the return channel, yields higher bandwidth efficiency and lower service cost for operators
  • Distributed or centralized gateway architecture
  • Differentiated QoS for improved traffic management
    • Advanced bandwidth management
    • Advanced Internet Protocol (IP) routing features
    • Advanced HTTP acceleration
  • Advanced Encryption Standards (Link level 256 AES (optional; subject to local government approval))
  • Simple remote installation with “self-install” option
  • Network management system (NMS) with extensive virtual network operator (VNO) capabilities
  • Powerful and flexible set of Application Performance Interfaces (APIs) which can be integrated with operational support systems (OSS) and business support systems (BSS)
  • Support for mobility roaming among JUPITER-equipped operators offering aero and maritime services

Strong Benefits for Conventional Satellites

Designed for greater throughput and cost effectiveness: 

  • Operates over Ka-Band, Ku-Band or C-Band with full set of enterprise features
    • Scalable multi-transponder and multi-satellite capability
  • Industry leading Layer 1 and Layer 2 efficiencies, including modulation and roll-off, enabling operators to seamlessly integrate satellite and terrestrial services
  • Extensive higher layer efficiencies for more “router bits” versus “satellite bits”
  • As a technology refresh solution, enables operators to gain 10 to 20% capacity

Cellular Backhaul

Ideally suited to deliver affordability, efficiency and capability: 

  • Delivers round trip latency less than 600 ms and jitter of approximately 10 ms
  • Meets the demand of complex and bandwidth-heavy 3G/4G data traffic (remote terminals support 300 Mbps throughput)
  • Return channel supports speeds up to 50 Mbps (DVB-S2X)


Every JUPITER terminal runs on the advanced JUPITER System on a Chip (SoC). An industry first, custom-designed ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) with a multi-core architecture that enables every remote terminal to achieve 300 Mbps throughput.