Falcon Heavy launches largest ever geostationary satellite

Published by NASASpaceflight on 07/26/2023 UTC

For its third flight this year, Falcon Heavy conducted the record-breaking launch of EchoStar 24. Also known as Jupiter 3, this payload will be the heaviest satellite launched to a geostationary transfer orbit, massing 9.2 tonnes. As such, Falcon Heavy needed to expend its center core to gain additional performance, like what has been done on several recent missions.

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