EchoStar/Hughes has issues with satellites large & small; Hughes increased revenue, EBITDA despite U.S. capacity shortage

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — EchoStar Corp.’s two divisions, Hughes Network Services and EchoStar Satellite Services (ESS), reported satellite setbacks.

Hughes’s 500-Gbps Jupiter 3 broadband satellite, badly needed to give Hughes capacity to expand its U.S. consumer broadband service, was delayed again by manufacturer Maxar Technologies, to H2 2022.

EchoStar Global, part of ESS, launched two cubesats in 2020 and needed only one to “bring into use” the S-band frequencies it has reserved, through the former Sirion Global . . .

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