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L3Harris Space Reflectors Successfully Deploy on the Largest Commercial Satellite

MELBOURNE, Fla., Nov. 20, 2023 — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) successfully deployed reflectors onboard the Hughes JUPITER™ 3 ultra high-density satellite to provide HughesNet® internet access across the Americas and to support enterprise networks, in-flight Wi-Fi, cellular backhaul and community Wi-Fi solutions.  

“L3Harris designed and delivered four reflectors for the largest commercial communications satellite ever built,” said Ed Zoiss, President, Space and Airborne Systems, L3Harris. “In the fast-paced, complex world of satellite communications, customers need solutions that decrease mission risk and cost while answering the call to deliver data at higher speeds in the most remote locations. Our space antennas do exactly that.”

L3Harris is a supplier of large reflector apertures and deployable mesh reflector-feed antenna systems for UHF-Band through K-Band and all orbital regimes. The reflectors also feature a mesh-reflective surface that maximizes antenna gain and provides improved performance required for mobile media services.

L3Harris built JUPITER 3’s reflectors in Palm Bay, Florida. L3Harris has delivered more than 100 large deployable reflectors and continues to push the boundaries of space antenna technology.

About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is the Trusted Disruptor for the global aerospace and defense industry. With customers’ mission-critical needs always in mind, our more than 50,000 employees deliver end-to-end technology solutions connecting the space, air, land, sea and cyber domains.

Forward-Looking Statements 
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about technology capabilities are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. L3Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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L3Harris reflectors onboard the JUPITER 3 ultra high-density satellite that enhance mission performance through innovative surface shaping technology.

L3Harris reflectors onboard the JUPITER 3 ultra high-density satellite that enhance mission performance through innovative surface shaping technology. (Image Credit: Maxar Space Systems)

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Irene Lockwood

Space and Airborne Systems
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Sara Banda

Corporate
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