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Jupiter 3 / EchoStar 24

EchoStar 24 / Jupiter 3 [EchoStar]

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.

The satellite was planned for a 2021 launch, but was delayed multiple times to 29 July 2023 due to COVID-19 pandemic related issues.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: EchoStar, Hughes Network Systems
Contractors: Maxar Technologies (formerly Space Systems/Loral (SS/L))
Equipment: UHDS multi-spot beam Ka-band payload
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 20 years
Mass: ~9200 kg; 5817 kg (dry)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
EchoStar 24 (Jupiter 3) 2023-108A 29.07.2023 CCK LC-39A Falcon-Heavy (Block 5)(px)
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