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Hughes Jupiter to Power SES-17 Satellite Ground Network

By | December 4, 2019

Artist rendition of SES-17. Photo: Thales Alenia Space

SES will employ the Hughes Jupiter System to enable services on its SES-17 satellite, which is being built by Thales Alenia Space and expected to launch in 2021. The agreement calls for Hughes to supply its next-generation ground network system, including data centers and hub equipment, which will operate over SES-17, a satellite with a payload optimized for aviation connectivity and other high-powered data services across the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean.

“For network operators and enterprise, aero, and maritime customers, the fully digital SES-17 spacecraft will introduce the ability to modify networks in real-time in response to changing bandwidth demands,” said Elodie Viau, SES-17 System Program Lead, SES. “SES-17 will feature our Adaptive Resource Control (ARC) system, a dynamic software solution that will efficiently synchronize our space and ground resources to offer maximum agility and adaptivity to real-time changes. To turn that flexibility into reality, we needed a ground network solution that matches in terms of efficiency and performance and we will be working together with Hughes to leverage the JUPITER platform with our ARC system.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with SES by supplying the ground network to enable flexible, efficient, high-performance services on SES-17,” said Royce Hernandez, senior director, Hughes. “SES’s selection of our advanced JUPITER System further validates it as the worldwide platform of choice for efficient, high-performance satellite broadband solutions that will fulfill customer needs today and into the future.”