May 17, 2022

EchoStar says Jupiter-3 won’t be ready for 2022 launch

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At 9.2 tons, it may be the largest spacecraft to ever launch to geostationary orbit.

SpaceX will launch the heaviest commercial geostationary satellite ever aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket early next year, following several delays.

Earlier this month, SpaceX customer EchoStar announced satellite builder Maxar Technologies had delayed the delivery of the much-anticipated Jupiter-3, which had been scheduled to launch near the end of the year.

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