The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the world’s first artificial satellite, on October 4, 1957. About 8,900 satellites from more than 40 countries have been deployed since then. About 5,000 are now in space, according to a 2018 report. Just about 1,900 of them remained operational, with the remainder having outlived their usefulness and being space debris.
Satellite orbits differ significantly based on the satellite’s mission and are categorized in a variety of ways. Low Earth orbit, polar orbit, and geostationary orbit are three well-known groups. In locations where terrestrial service is intermittent and weak, a satellite can be an excellent backup choice. When leading terrestrial service is inaccessible for a limited period, satellite backup means that companies and end-users can access the Internet. High-speed Network service from remote areas is fast and convenient thanks to the extensive area coverage.
On the other hand, the launch of Hughes Network Systems’ Jupiter 3 satellite has been postponed until the second half of 2022. On Tuesday, the firm reported a delay in the timetable for parent company EchoStar Corporation’s Fourth Quarter (Q4) financial performance.
The Hughes JUPITER System is a high-performance, high-efficiency satellite broadband network developed to serve diverse applications from customer to industry, government, and connectivity in all business sectors. Hughes President Pradman Kaul said that the delay is due to the COVID 19 constraints that every organization faces and in part to manufacturing problems with some components. He also added that they work closely with Maxar to address the problems and find ways to restore the timetable without endangering the satellites.
Also, Kaul stated Hughes had entered into a contract with the launch contractor for Jupiter 3 in December but had not identified which launcher the organization had chosen. He just said that the launch vehicle they selected should restrict the amount of time associated with orbit increasing.
In the context of functionality, the JUPITER 3 energy service packages with data rates of up to 100 Mbps will lead to a new age of much faster bandwidth services for customers beyond the scope of cable and fiber. The first HTS to use Q-and V-band for gateway feeder connections to maximize the amount of Ka-band available to consumers would fuel the continued development of HughesNet® across the Americas. It will also aid in-flight Wi-Fi, aquatic connections, business networks, back-haul for telecommunication companies, and Community Wi-Fi solutions.