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ViaSat-3 Americas Mission

SpaceX is targeting Sunday, April 30 for a Falcon Heavy launch of the ViaSat-3 Americas mission to geostationary orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NA...

ViaSat-3 Americas Mission

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, April 26 for a Falcon Heavy launch of the ViaSat-3 Americas mission to geostationary orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at...

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ViaSat-3 Americas & others

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Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Probability: 95%
B1052 - Atlantic Ocean B1053 - Atlantic Ocean B1068 - Atlantic Ocean

The ViaSat-3 is a series of three Ka-band satellites is expected to provide vastly superior capabilities in terms of service speed and flexibility for a satellite platform. 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. Also onboard this mission is Astranis's first MicroGEO satellite and Gravity Space’s GS-1 satellite.

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • May 1, 2023, 5:34 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • May 1, 2023, 12:26 a.m.

Liftoff.


LL2 • May 1, 2023, 12:09 a.m.

Livestream has started


Falcon Heavy

Family:
Configuration: Heavy

The Falcon Heavy is a variant of the Falcon 9 full thrust launch vehicle and consists of a standard Falcon 9 rocket core, with two additional boosters derived from the Falcon 9 first stage.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    70.0 m
  • Diameter
    12.2 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    1400 T
  • Thrust
    22819 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon Heavy
  • Family
  • Variant
    Heavy
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon Heavy
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $90000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    63800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    26700 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1052

Status: Expended


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: April 11, 2019
Last Flight: May 1, 2023
Flights: 8
Landings Attempted: 7
Landings Successful: 7
Previous B1052 Flights

Landing Information

B1052 was expended following its 8th flight.

Strap-On Booster will be expended.

B1053

Status: Expended


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: April 11, 2019
Last Flight: May 1, 2023
Flights: 3
Landings Attempted: 2
Landings Successful: 2
Previous B1053 Flights

Landing Information

B1053 was expended following its third flight.

Strap-On Booster will be expended.

B1068


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: May 1, 2023
Last Flight: May 1, 2023
Flights: 1

Landing Information

B1068 was expended after its first flight.

Core will be expended.

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 362 Failures: 11 Pending: 131

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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ViaSat-3 failure investigation to conclude next week

Viasat expects to know next week what caused the antenna deployment issue that severely impaired its debut ViaSat-3 broadband satellite over the Americas, the operator’s CEO announced during earnings results Nov. 8.

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Viasat won’t replace damaged Americas satellite, moves up financial targets

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