ViaSat-3 Americas

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
B1053 - Unknown B1052 - Unknown

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.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 8, 2022, 3:59 p.m.

NET early January 2023


Nosu • Aug. 10, 2022, 9:01 a.m.

Targeting Q4 2022


Jay • Feb. 4, 2022, 5:05 p.m.

Launch delayed due to payload readiness issues.


Falcon Heavy

Family: Falcon
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
    Falcon
  • 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


B1053

Status: Active


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: April 11, 2019
Last Flight: June 25, 2019
Flights: 2
Landings Attempted: 2
Landings Successful: 2
Previous B1053 Flights

Landing Information

The side-booster will attempt to land back at the launch site.

Landing Attempt Confirmed

B1052

Status: Active


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: April 11, 2019
Last Flight: September 5, 2022
Flights: 7
Landings Attempted: 7
Landings Successful: 7
Previous B1052 Flights

Landing Information

The side-booster will attempt to land back at the launch site.

Landing Attempt Confirmed

B1068


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

-

Core will be expended.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 197 Failures: 9 Pending: 81

Agency Type: Commercial

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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Related News

SpaceNews

ViaSat-3’s Falcon Heavy launch slips into early 2023

Viasat said Nov. 8 its first ViaSat-3 broadband satellite will not be ready to launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket this year.

SpaceNews

First ViaSat-3 enters environmental testing

Viasat said Sept. 29 its inaugural ViaSat-3 satellite has started environmental tests after being put into flight configuration for the first time.

SpaceNews

Second ViaSat-3 payload arrives in California for integration

The payload for Viasat’s second ViaSat-3 broadband satellite has arrived in California to be integrated with a Boeing chassis, the operator said July 13.

SpaceNews

Lack of critical skilled workers delays first ViaSat-3 launch to late summer

A shortage of skilled workers has pushed the launch of the first ViaSat-3 broadband satellite from the first half of 2022 to “late summer,” Viasat said Feb. 3 as the pandemic continues to disrupt the industry’s supply chains.

SpaceNews

First ViaSat-3 pushing through pandemic challenges for 2022 launch

The first ViaSat-3 broadband satellite is on track to launch in the first half of 2022 despite ongoing pandemic-related challenges, according to Viasat’s recently appointed chief operating officer Kevin Harkenrider.

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A


Soyuz 2.1b
Success
3 days, 14 hours ago
Kosmos 2565 (Lotos-S1 #7)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Note: Payload identity uncertain. Multiple other military payloads that are not identified may be on board. Lotos-S1 spacecraft is a part of the L…


Long March 2
Success
4 days, 20 hours ago
Shenzhou 15
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Fourth crewed flight to the Chinese large modular space station.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
5 days, 20 hours ago
Glonass-M No. 61 (Kosmos 2564)
43/3 (43L) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Glonass-M, also known as Uragan-M, are the second generation of Uragan satellite design used for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Ru…


Long March 2D
Success
6 days, 23 hours ago
Yaogan 36 Group 03
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

3 Chinese military reconnaissance satellites.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
Dragon CRS-2 SpX-26
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

26th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station operated by SpaceX. The flight will be conducted under the second Commer…


PSLV-XL
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
EOS-6 (Oceansat-3) & rideshare
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

Oceansat-3 is a part of ISRO's Oceansat program. Its main purpose is ocean observation, which includes gathering ocean color data, sea surface temper…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Eutelsat 10B
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Eutelsat 10B is an all-electric geostationary communications satellite equipped with two multi-beam HTS Ku-band payloads able to provide a throughput…


Space Launch System (SLS)
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Artemis I
Launch Complex 39B - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Artemis I (previously Exploration Mission 1) is the first flight on Space Launch System and the second flight of Orion crew spacecraft. Mission is pl…


Ceres-1
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Jilin-1 High Resolution 03D-08, 51 to 54
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

5 new Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Long March 4C
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Yaogan 34-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Officially described as an optical remote-sensing satellite built by SAST.