EchoStar acquires Solaris Mobile EchoStar announced that it has acquired 100% ownership of Solaris Mobile, a mobile satellite services operator based in Dublin, Ireland and one of the European Union licensees of mobile satellite service with a complementary ground component. In connection with the acquisition, EchoStar has entered into an agreement with Solaris Mobile to provide it with MSS capacity on a MSS satellite.
Hughe's Jupiter System selected by petroleum companies in Middle East One of the largest Middle East-based petroleum companies has chosen Hughes Network Systems to supply its award-winning JUPITER System as the foundation network for monitoring oil wellheads across hundreds of miles of harsh desert. The customer's network will consist of two JUPITER gateways and more than 600 ruggedized SCADA satellite terminals developed by Hughes specifically for this application. Hughes was chosen because of its leadership in the satellite industry and proven experience with Ku- and Ka-band technology. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar.