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The EchoStar® XIX/JUPITER 2 satellite, designed and built for Hughes by Space Systems Loral (SSL), arrived on November 7, 2016 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in anticipation of its launch.
“SSL and Hughes have a long-term, collaborative relationship that has helped to expand the limits of satellite technology,” said John Celli, president of SSL. “We worked closely to develop one of the world’s highest capacity satellites on orbit today, and it has been our pleasure to further advance satellite’s capability with EchoStar XIX/JUPITER 2, which will bring the benefits of quality, high-speed Internet service to families and businesses.”
EchoStar XIX is a large, multi-spot beam Ka-band satellite based on the powerful SSL 1300 platform, which has the capability to support a broad range of applications and technology advances.
“SSL, which also built our hugely successful EchoStar XVII, has been an innovative and reliable partner in the expansion of our advanced satellite fleet,” said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. “EchoStar XIX will power the next generation of HughesNet® services with more speed, more data and more advanced features for consumers and small businesses coast-to-coast who are unserved or underserved by terrestrial broadband Internet access.”