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SSL delivers satellite for Hughes to Cape Canaveral base

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    Space Systems Loral (SSL) and Hughes Network Systems (Hughes), a subsidiary of EchoStar, announced that the EchoStar XIX satellite, which SSL designed and built for Hughes, arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where it will be launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle.

    When launched, EchoStar XIX will increase capacity for HughesNet satellite broadband internet service in North America. EchoStar XIX will join EchoStar XVII and Spaceway 3 to power the continued growth of HughesNet.

    When launched, EchoStar XIX will provide significantly more capacity than EchoStar XVII, which was also built by SSL and launched in 2012. Like EchoStar XVII, 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

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