NEXT SPACEFLIGHT

Status

Astranis Block 2 Mission

Launch Time
NET 2nd Quarter, 2024
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Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5
Image Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $69.75 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,607 kN
Payload to LEO: 22,800 kg
Payload to GTO: 8,300 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 70.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.0 m

Mission Details

Astranis Block 2 Mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 will launch 4 MicroGEO satellites for Astranis. The satellites are designed to be much smaller than typical GEO sats and are therefore deployed closer to GEO, cutting down on the time between deployment and operation.

Of the four satellites, one will provide broadband access to Peru through Latin American telecom company Groupon Andesat, two will be leased to Anuvu to provide internet connectivity to airplanes and cruise ships, and the final customer’s identity has not been revealed.

Payloads: 4
Geostationary Earth Orbit

Location

SLC-40 or LC-39A, Florida, USA