HughesNet satellites are in an orbit that is geosynchronous, which means that they travel at the same speed as the rotation of the Earth. This means that each satellite is always in the same place over the planet. Most geosynchronous orbits are around the Equator, which is why satellite dishes must face south. However, it also ensures that no matter where you are, you can receive a signal.
How does the dish find the satellite?
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