Hughes Accepts Spaceway 3 Satellite from Boeing

GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) today announced the successful on-orbit handover of the Spaceway(TM) 3 commercial communications satellite from Boeing. Hughes will utilize the Boeing-built satellite to provide HughesNet(R) broadband satellite services throughout North America.

“Boeing and Hughes have worked side-by-side over the last several months to ensure that we reach this point successfully,” said Howard Chambers, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems.

“We are excited to accept the handover of Spaceway 3 and to begin our pre- commercial service testing,” said Pradman Kaul, chairman and CEO of Hughes. “Since the launch of the Boeing 702-model satellite on august 14 everything has proceeded on schedule, and we are grateful to Boeing for completing the in-orbit placement successfully. We look forward to delivering new, two-way broadband communications services for enterprise, consumer, SMB, and government markets in the near future.”

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