Hughes Executive to Address 28th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference on Infrastructure Protection

Session to Discuss Industry and Government Collaboration in Defending against Cyber Attacks
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced today that it will participate in the 28th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC-2010).
Rajeev Gopal, PhD, senior director in the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes, will participate in a panel discussion on “Protecting Critical Earth Terminal Infrastructure.” Dr. Gopal will discuss the importance of protecting data carried over satellite technologies, as sensitive government and military information increasingly travels via these networks. The panel will address threats such as cyber attacks, jamming, disruption of tracking, telemetry and physical attacks, as well as how industry and government can work together to defend these attacks and mitigate the attackers’ efforts.
WHO: Rajeev Gopal, PhD, Senior Director, Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes
WHAT: 28th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference
WHEN: 2:30pm – 4:00pm, August 31, 2010
WHERE: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
For more information on the AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, visit

Press Briefings
Members of the media interested in scheduling a briefing with a Hughes executive are invited to contact Kristin Graybill at: (571) 323-2585, ext. 2190, or by email

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet® encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.2 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGH). For additional information, please visit

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