If you’re out of the reach of traditional high-speed internet options like cable or fiber, one of your best options is satellite internet. Now, with the Jupiter 3 satellite launch planned for 2022, HughesNet satellite internet speeds are going to be even faster. Here’s some more information about the launch, and how it will affect your internet service.
Jupiter 3 satellite
The Jupiter 3 satellite launch is a big deal for HughesNet customers. It was first announced in 2017, and is on target to hit its goal for a 2022 launch. This satellite builds on the technology of the Jupiter 1 and Jupiter 2 satellites, and will greatly expand the overall reach and capacity of the Jupiter fleet across North and South America.
The Jupiter 3 satellite, made by Maxar, has two to three times greater Ka-band capacity over the Jupiter 2. This means, when it launches, it is expected to be the world’s largest commercial communications satellite. It will orbit at a 95-degree West longitude. Coverage will include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and other countries in South America.
That’s all well and good, but how does this affect your internet speeds? It will be used to provide service to consumers, small businesses, government customers and more. Perhaps one of the most exciting things about the Jupiter 3 satellite is its capacity of more than 500 Gbps.
With the Jupiter 3 satellite launch, the Jupiter satellite fleet will have a total capacity of more than 1 Tbps—that’s 1,000 Gbps, or 1,000,000 Mbps. The Jupiter 3 satellite will specifically be put to work for service plans with download speeds of up to 100 Mbps. It’s the first high-throughput satellite (HTS) to use Q- and V-band as gateway feeder links, which will optimize the amount of Ka-band available for HughesNet customers.
In addition to residential and other land-based internet services, Jupiter 3 will support in-flight wi-fi, enterprise networks, maritime connections and backhaul for mobile network operators. It will also provide community wi-fi solutions.
The Jupiter satellite fleet took flight with the launch of the Jupiter 1 in 2012. This greatly expanded services for HughesNet consumer and small business customers with its 120 Gbps capacity. The Jupiter 2 was launched in 2017 and doubled the capacity of the Jupiter 1, expanding service to enterprise and government customers as well as service providers and mobile devices.
Call a professional
When you need satellite TV or internet installation in your home or business, it’s important to hire an experienced company that not only knows the installation process, but is also familiar with the features of the service itself and has an eye on its progress and plans for the future.
When you need the best sales and installation services for HughesNet satellite internet, including info about the Jupiter 3 satellite launch and how it may affect your internet speed in the future, reach out to JDS Systems today. We’d be glad to tell you more about HughesNet and help you determine whether this might be a good internet option for you.