Eutelsat Selects Hughes Jupiter 3 System for KONNECT VHTS Ground Segment
Eutelsat Communications has selected the Hughes Network Systems Jupiter System Series 3 to enable services on the new KONNECT Very High-Throughput Satellite (VHTS). The companies announced the award Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Hughes Network Systems will design, manufacture, and deliver gateways, end-user terminals, and a network management system for KONNECT VHTS, expected to launch in 2022. The satellite will provide fixed broadband and mobility connectivity across Europe and has a flexible payload that can reallocate capacity.
This is further award for Hughes, which previously completed the ground system for Eutelsat’s KONNECT satellite, with JUPITER System gateways and user terminals.
“Jupiter 3 technology allows [Eutelsat] to be able to dynamically move capacity between beams based on time of day or capacity requirements,” Ramesh Ramaswamy, Hughes general manager of International Division told Via Satellite. “It also allows a private, cloud-based architecture for gateways, so it’s primarily centralized. With this capacity you want to be able to provide highly resilient services and this satellite architecture allows it.”