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SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

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SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

Some of you have contacted us in regards to the explosion of a SpaceX rocket in Cape Canaveral this week. We would like to clarify that this unfortunate accident will not have any impact on the launch schedule of our Jupiter 2 satellite

The Jupiter 2 satellite will launch on an Atlas 5 'heavy lift' rocket. This is a different model than the SpaceX rocket. The Atlas 5 uses an entirely different launch pad, different launch infrastructure and different launch equipment than SpaceX. There are many launch pads at Cape Canaveral. Jupiter 2 is planned to launch from a pad more than 3 miles away from where the SpaceX accident occurred.  

The Jupiter 2 satellite is built and currently going through final testing in the Space Systems/Loral factory in California. We are scheduled to ship it to Florida next month and launch it in early December. At this time, all systems are 'go' for launch.

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Assistant Professor

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New Member

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Thank you.
Associate Professor
New Member

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How will this Jupiter 2 Satellite affect the current hughesnet performance? I couldn't really find anything on it.
Assistant Professor

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Only time will tell on that. Hard for them to make concrete decisions before the satellite is in space, tested and the performance known. I do believe much of it is planned to cover the area only served by the older Spaceway satellite that uses the HN9000 modem.
Honorary Alumnus

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Maybe a little larger than that. It is said to have 120 spot beams compared to Echostar17
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Assistant Professor

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Interesting article here. Says it will support commercial aircraft and a new business deal.

http://spacenews.com/echostar-hughes-south-american-broadband-starts-this-summer-european-mobile-ser...
New Member

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i have the gen 4 what's the differrence
Assistant Professor

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Which modem, HN9000 or HT1000/1100? HN9000 uses older satellite which does not have the throughput speed of the newer satellite.

Difference from what? Not sure what you're asking.