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ViaSat-3 Americas & Arcturus

Launch Time
NET November, 2022


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

ViaSat-3 Americas

The ViaSat-3 class of Ka-band satellites is expected to provide vastly superior capabilities in terms of service speed and flexibility for a satellite platform. The first two satellites will focus on the Americas and on Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), respectively, with the third satellite planned for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, completing Viasat's global service coverage. Each ViaSat-3 class satellite is expected to deliver more than 1-Terabit per second of network capacity, and to leverage high levels of flexibility to dynamically direct capacity to where customers are located.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,400 kg
Geostationary Earth Orbit


Arcturus is a telecommunications satellite built and operated by Astranis Space Technologies with capacity leased exclusively to Pacific Dataport. The spacecraft will provide high speed internet to remote areas in Alaska.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 300 kg
Geostationary Earth Orbit


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