SpaceX to launch world’s heaviest commercial geostationary satellite

(ORDO NEWS) — Elon Musk‘s company will send into space early next year aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket, the heaviest commercial geostationary satellite to date.

SpaceX client EchoStar has announced that satellite maker Maxar Technologies has delayed delivery of its long-awaited Jupiter-3, which was due to launch in late 2022.

The Jupiter-3 communications satellite, also known as Echostar 24, is expected to have a mass of 9.2 tons.

It will provide a maximum throughput of 500 gigabits per second, covering the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Jupiter-3 is now the 10th mission scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket through 2025.


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