Hughes has the ability to host payloads, enabling defense organizations to “piggyback” on commercial satellites
Piggyback on Commercial Satellites to Save Time and Money
Building, launching, and operating a satellite and its complex communications network takes considerable time and know-how—not to mention funding.
Hughes has the ability to host payloads, which is a recent DoD initiative, enabling agencies to piggyback” on commercial satellites, thereby gaining high-quality communications capability in orbit without the costs and time required to build and launch their own satellites. Highly secure and reliable, hosted payloads are ideal for a variety of missions, including connectivity, situational awareness, and data collection.