EchoStar XVII

EchoStar XVII is a high-throughput satellite built for Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Based on the powerful SSL 1300 satellite platform, EchoStar XVII will deliver HughesNet® broadband satellite services to consumers, businesses, and government customers across North America. The geostationary satellite employs a multi-spot beam, bent pipe Ka-band architecture, providing significant additional capacity for HughesNet service in North America and will augment the SPACEWAY® 3 satellite system, which Hughes put into commercial service in April 2008. EchoStar XVII was successfully launched in July 2012.