v3.6.0.2
Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Feb. 15, 2017
Jun. 30, 2016
Document and Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name Hughes Satellite Systems Corp    
Entity Central Index Key 0001533758    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2016    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers Yes    
Entity Current Reporting Status No    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 0
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   1,000  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY