In early next year, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy will launch the greatest satellite in history

In early next year, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy will launch the greatest satellite in history ...

Following several delays, SpaceX will launch the largest commercial geostationary satellite ever aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket.

Earlier this month, SpaceX customerEchoStar announced that Maxar Technologies had put the delivery of the much-anticipated Jupiter-3, which would be launched by the end of the year.

New information has emerged since it upped Jupiter-3''s original dry weight prediction, which means the satellite will be a record-breaking launch for all people involved.

Jupiter-3 will launch in ''''early 2023''''

During an industry conference, EchoStar announced in March that its Hughes Network system had selected SpaceX to launch the Maxar-built Jupiter-3geostationary communications satellite. During that announcement, the company said the satellite would launch in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Due to delays to many Maxar spacecraft, the satellite will launch no earlier than "early 2023," according to Teslarati. At the time of the delay announcement, Maxar also announced that Jupiter-3, also known as Echostar 24, is expected to weigh roughly9.2 tons (20,300 lb) less than previously assumed, which would weigh 5,817 kg (12,825 lb) at liftoff.

In July 2018, SpaceX reached a new milestone, breaking the record for the most significant commercial geostationary satellite launch in history when it took the7076-kilogram (15,600 lb)Telstar 19V to geostationary transfer orbit.

SpaceX has 10 Falcon Heavy missions scheduled

Jupiter-3 may be the largest orbit vehicle of any kind to ever orbit geostationary, with heavier launch vehicles typically break into separate stages before that point, 22236 miles (35,785 km) above Earth''s surface.

However, it is worthwhile to note that Arianespace''s Ariane 5 rocket has set the highest total payload to GTO after launching two communications satellitesweighing 10.27 tons. SpaceX, meanwhile, will set its own record for a single payload with Telstar 19V, which was designed with a Falcon Heavy. Due to its increased payload capacity, the private space firm now means to break its own record using Falcon Heavy.

Jupiter-3 will deliver an amaximum bandwidth of 500 gigabits per second, primarily for North and South America, Canada, and Mexico. Despite any delays, the satellite was originally planned to launch in early 2021, but it is expected to launch in early 2023, making it a one-of-ten mission aboard a Falcon Heavy between now and 2025.

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