On August 5, Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services announced that it was selected by EchoStar Corporation to launch the EchoStar XIX communications satellite on an Atlas V launch vehicle. Currently being manufactured by SSL, EchoStar XIX, also known as JUPITER 2, will be equipped with a multispot beam Ka-band payload and will be used to meet growing North American demand for the HughesNet® high-speed Internet service.