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Jupiter 2 / EchoStar 19

Space Systems/Loral (SSL) announced in March 2013 that it has been selected by Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation to build what will be the world’s highest capacity broadband satellite Jupiter 2 / EchoStar XIX. The new Ka-band satellite will help meet the growing demand for HughesNet Gen4 high-speed satellite Internet service in North America, with 50 percent more capacity than Jupiter 1 / EchoStar XVII, which was launched in July 2012.

Jupiter 2/EchoStar XIX is a large, multi-spot beam Ka-band satellite based on the highly reliable SSL-1300 space-proven platform, which provides the flexibility to support a broad range of applications and technology advances. The satellite is designed to provide service for 15 years or longer and is planned to be launched in mid-2016.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: EchoStar, Hughes Network Systems
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: bent-pipe multi-spot beam Ka-band payload
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~ 6300 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
EchoStar 19 (Jupiter 2) - 2016 CC SLC-41 Atlas-5(431)
Further Jupiter missions:
Further EchoStar missions: