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SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

Johnathan Turtl
New Member

Re: SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

So its just covering more areas? Was hoping for a slight performance increase. Guess I'll just wait and see.

Edit: From what I read in the article you posted so this will give a performance increase? I have HT1100  modem, its a lot better than the old previous hughes I had in the past, data capacity bothers me but I work with the best I can being a student.
BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Re: SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

Again, not sure even HughesNet knows exactly how it will all shake out at this point. Have to have a healthy satellite and all beams up and running first.

I do know for certain they want to be able to cover at least some of the area now served by the Spaceway satellite with the new one.
HughesNetCorpor
New Member

Re: SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

We are currently being serviced by the Spaceway Satellite using a HN9000 modem,  (36 Amarillo, TX)
From what our installer was telling me back on Aug. 9th, this 'new' satellite, if everything goes according to plan, will significantly improve our speeds out here in the boonies where I live.
Currently our 'advertised' speeds are up to 5Mbps (download) and up to 1Mbps (upload)...although our actual speeds have been slightly higher than advertised (this past week we are getting around 8Mbps on the download)
I'm not sure, after all of this takes place and goes into effect, if this will involve us having to upgrade our modem and/or will result in a plan pricing change..I guess we will find out. 
Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

In order to get service from a Ka band satellite you have to be aimed AT that specific satellite (Spaceway3 located at 95' W.) and within the footprint of one of the "beams" within that satellite. You also would need a ODU (out door unit) and modem that operates with the frequencies being used by that satellite.

In comparison Gen4 users are aimed at Exhostar17 located at 107.1'W and use HT1100 modems and a different "radio" on the dish arm.

I forget at the moment where the final planned orbital location of J2 is but it is not in orbital slot 95'W.

Hughes in the past has offered incentives to switch to new technology and I'm sure they will with this new bird.

 

HughesNetCorpor
New Member

Re: SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

say what?

You lost me right after the words "In order......

my brain hurts now.
going back to my basic web surfing and emails now, hahaha
HughesNetCorpor
New Member

Re: SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

SQUIRREL!!!
El Dorado Netwo
Advanced Tutor

Re: SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

To switch to the new satellite, Gwalk is saying you'll need a new indoor modem and the radio outside replaced. You should be able to reuse your existing dish antenna but it will need to be repointed to the new satellite., 
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HughesNetCorpor
New Member

Re: SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

I'm old school in that if it ain't broken, don't fix it..
If, once this new Jupiter satellite is in place,  I can still open and send email with my old equipment, I'm good with that, lol...
Now of course, if the Spaceway satellite should suddenly plummet back down to earth (hopefully not anywhere near my backyard) then by all mean..beam me up to Jupiter Scotty! 

Smiley Tongue
BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Re: SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

Can I reiterate this article: http://spacenews.com/echostar-hughes-south-american-broadband-starts-this-summer-european-mobile-ser...  ?

Especially this part, very interesting:
The satellite’s entry into service will trigger the start of a recently signed contract with Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) of Los Angeles, which provides satellite connectivity to business and commercial aircraft.

The GEE deal was Hughes’s first in the fast-growing aeronautical connectivity sector. Hughes President Pradman P. Kaul said Hughes’s aeronautical modem can deliver 200 megabits per second of throughput per aircraft.
keithmccaslin
New Member

Re: SpaceX Explosion at Cape Canaveral - Update

I believe (werdna) is asking, for us that are on Gen 4, do we have to up grade are equipment. Myself I just got my Hughesnet this year. April 2016.
For the last 2 months the my service has been very, very and I repeat very bad... A 1/4 of the speed for upload/download that it was when I got the service.
Please help me find out why.
And also advise if I should give up on Hughesnet and switch to Direct T.V. Satellite and Internet..,
I have friends that have and the price is have of Hughesnet.
Thank you