Hughes 63W payload launched

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, (Hughes) an EchoStar company, has announced the successful launch of its Hughes 63W Ka-band hosted payload on the Telstar 19 VANTAGE (Telstar 19V) satellite, the company said.

With this new High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity over South America, Hughes will offer HughesNet broadband services to businesses and residences, managed network services to enterprises, cellular backhaul to mobile network operators and community Wi-Fi solutions to enable governments to bridge the digital divide. Built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) for Telesat, a global satellite operator, the Telstar 19V was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Hughes Network Systems is the global provider of broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, the world´s largest satellite network with over 1.2 million residential and business customers across the Americas.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations. For additional information about Hughes, visit and follow @HughesConnects on Twitter.

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.