JUPITER 3 Next Generation Ultra High Density Satellite
Launching a new era of connectivity. Join us on the Journey to JUPITER™ 3.
Making connections is what we’re all about here at Hughes – for over half a century we’ve been in the business of connecting people, enterprises and things around the world. From developing the two-way Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) in the 1980s, to inventing satellite internet in the 1990s, to launching the first modern-era telecommunications satellite in the 2000s, engineering innovation runs deep in our veins.
JUPITER 3 (EchoStar XXIV) is the highly anticipated, next generation Ultra High Density Satellite (UHDS) that will double the capacity of the Hughes JUPITER satellite fleet. Once launched, this powerful communications satellite will support in-flight Wi-Fi, maritime connections, enterprise networks, backhaul for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), and Community Wi-Fi solutions, in addition to satellite internet connectivity across North and South America.
Follow along as our satellite makes progress along its journey – from manufacturing, testing, transport, fueling and launching, we’ll post updates here every step of the way.
Check out our interactive infographic to learn more about JUPITER 3.
JUPITER 3 Quick Facts
- Spectrum: Ka-band, plus Q- and V-band for gateways
- Coverage: North & South America
- Speed: Up to 100 Mbps
- Capacity: More than 500 Gbps
- Stowed Size: about the size of a school bus
- Deployed Size: Solar arrays span 10 stories!
- Solar Panels: 14 total
Follow along with our blog series as we document every step of the satellite’s progress.
- Launching a New Era of Connectivity: Introducing JUPITER 3
- Why JUPITER 3 is a BIG Deal
- How to Transport a Massive Satellite Across the U.S.
- Vibration & Acoustic Testing
- Thermal Vacuum Testing
- Launch Prep: Fueling, Encapsulation & Integration
- 3,2,1…Liftoff! Launching JUPITER 3
- Getting JUPITER 3 in its Orbital Slot
Discover the latest news about JUPITER 3
The satellite was flown aboard an Antonov aircraft from Palo Alto, CA to the U.S Space Coast.
How JUPITER 3 will help satisfy broadband demand in rural and remote areas.
Paul Gaske discusses how JUPITER 3 will improve broadband connectivity, including HughesNet Fusion™ for lower-latency service.