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EchoStar 24 (Jupiter 3)

Launch Time
NET May, 2023

EchoStar 24 (Jupiter 3) will be the heaviest geostationary satellite ever launched, at just over 9 metric tons.


Falcon Heavy
Status: Active
Price: $97.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 22,819 kN
Payload to LEO: 63,800 kg
Payload to GTO: 26,700 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 70.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.0 m



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Mission Details

EchoStar 24 (Jupiter 3)

Space Systems/Loral (SSL) announced in August 2017 that it has been selected by Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation to build the Jupiter 3 / EchoStar XIX transformational Ultra High Density Satellite (UHDS).

Jupiter 3/EchoStar XXIV is a large, multi-spot beam Ka-band satellite based on the highly reliable SSL-1300 space-proven platform, which provides the flexibility to support a broad range of applications and technology advances. It features an entirely new architecture based on a broad range of technology advances including the miniaturization of electronics, solid state amplifiers, and more efficient antenna designs allowing 500 Gbps throughput. SSL has patented 18 technology advances that were incorporated into the spacecraft design, enabling it to provide highly concentrated capacity in critical areas.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 9,200 kg
Geostationary Earth Orbit


LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA