Hughes Network Systems: 500-Gbps Jupiter 3 on track for 2021, hopeful that OneWeb can return in some form

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Hughes Network Systems said its 500-Gbps Jupiter 3 Ka-band broadband satellite remains on track for a 2021 launch despite the Covid-19 industry supply-chain upsets that Jupiter 3 prime contractor Maxar Technologies has cited.

In an April 15 briefing on the company’s new initiatives, Hughes officials said their own production facilities, chiefly in Maryland, remain in full operations even as the company observes social distancing and other Covid-19-related safety measures.

“We are fully, fully functional,” said Ramesh . . .

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