Satellite Launch

HughesNet Gen5, the next generation of the nation’s #1 choice for satellite Internet service, is powered by EchoStar XIX, the world’s highest-capacity broadband satellite.
Reaching New Heights in Technology Innovation
50% greater capacity
The new satellite connects a greater number of households and small businesses with the fastest satellite Internet speeds available from coast to coast.
Next-generation architecture
EchoStar XIX, with JUPITER™ System technology, will cover the contiguous United States and Alaska.
Satellite Launch
EchoStar XIX launched on December 18th, 2016 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Screenshot from satellite launch video

Watch Footage from the Satellite Launch

EchoStar XIX launched on December 18, 2016 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Check out the coverage from launch day!

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