Hughes Broadband Satellite Used in U.S. Military Demo

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Hughes Network Systems’ Spaceway 3 satellite successfully demonstrated space-based broadband services during the U.S. military’s recent Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration, according to a Jan. 27 Hughes press release.

During the annual, multinational demonstration of emerging communications technologies, Spaceway 3 was used to conduct high-definition video teleconferencing among U.S. Northern Command, the Naval Surface Warfare Center and the Space and Naval Warfare Center, the release said.

Spaceway 3, which launched in 2007, is a Ka-band commercial communications satellite with on-board packet routing and switching.