SpaceX Launches Powerful Internet Satellite for EchoStar

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Jupiter 3 also known as EchoStar 24 satellite

EchoStar 24 / Jupiter 3 [EchoStar]

EchoStar launched a powerful new communications satellite late Friday

Echostar satellite is the heaviest commercial communication satellite

Image: Hughes Network Systems

Jupiter 3 will launch two less powerful Jupiter-series satellites that are already in orbit

Friday's launch was just the 7th Falcon Heavy launch and the third so far this year.

Image: SpaceX

SpaceX to launch Hughes' Jupiter 3 world’s largest private communications satellite

Jupiter 3 satellite is designed to deliver internet services and covers 80 % in North and South America

Rocket launch from historic Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida