Hughes LEO system platform makes LEO satellite networking turn-key
Engineered and manufactured by Hughes, the terminals (model number HL1100) include the Hughes electronically steered antenna (ESA) and the compact indoor and outdoor equipment that are necessary to activate high-speed, low latency broadband service on the OneWeb constellation.
Constructed with a solid and durable aluminum chassis, the Hughes LEO Terminal works directly “out of the box,” with a compact indoor (IDU) and outdoor unit (ODU) self-pointing to the OneWeb constellation. The terminal is compact, easy to install, and will make optimal use of the OneWeb system capabilities for low latency and speeds up to 195 Mbps down and 32 Mbps up. With prototypes available and testing already underway, Hughes will start production of the LEO terminals for OneWeb in the second half of 2023.
Massimiliano Ladovaz, CTO at OneWeb, said, “We are excited about the capabilities in the Hughes flat panel and the unique benefits we can extend to our customers. These terminals will enable our partners to optimize the low latency, high speed benefits of our network with a turnkey, easy to install and operate terminal. Hughes continues to be an important and excellent partner to OneWeb and we are delighted with this next collaboration and what it means for delivering more connectivity choices to our customers.”
John Corrigan, senior vice president, Hughes, said, “The ground-breaking Hughes LEO Terminal combines decades of engineering capability and intellectual property with our intimate understanding of the OneWeb system as their ground network technology partner. We are pleased that OneWeb has chosen to offer their customers this innovative, high performance solution for low-latency satellite service that can be employed for government and business applications as easily as plugging in two cables.”