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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||EchoStar, Hughes Network Systems|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||bent-pipe multi-spot beam Ka-band payload|
|Propulsion:||?, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||~ 6300 kg|
|EchoStar 19 (Jupiter 2)||-||2016||CC SLC-41||Atlas-5(431)|
Further EchoStar missions: