EchoStar To Launch Broadband Bird
May 15, 2012
CALIF., and GERMANTOWN, MD.: EchoStar soon will be launching a
high-capacity broadband satellite. Space Systems/Loral, which built the bird
for EchoStar subsidiary Hughes Network Systems, said the satellite had arrived
in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be carried aloft aboard the Ariane 5
The satellite, EchoStar XVII will be used to provide HughesNet
Gen4 high-speed Internet service in North America. EchoStar XVII is an all Ka-band,
broadband satellite designed to provide more than 100 Gbps capacity to the HughesNet
subscriber base. Its multi-spot beam architecture will expand coverage and focus
capacity on the areas with the highest traffic demand. The satellite will be the
fourth dedicated broadband satellite built by SS/L to orbit the earth.
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