SpaceX has launched the heaviest commercial communication satellite, JUPITER 3, into geostationary orbit. The remarkable event took place on July 28, as the Falcon Heavy rocket soared from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The JUPITER 3 satellite, also known as EchoStar XXIV, was skillfully deployed onto orbit three hours and 28 minutes after liftoff. Manufactured by Maxar Technologies, this colossal satellite is a feat of engineering. Its revolutionary architecture, backed by more than 300 spot beams, promises to double the capacity of the Hughes Jupiter fleet, providing lightning-fast connectivity over North and South America.
JUPITER 3 is designed to usher in a new era of satellite-based services. These services include in-flight Wi-Fi, maritime connections, enterprise networks, backhaul for mobile network operators, and community Wi-Fi solutions, alongside its primary role of delivering satellite internet connectivity.