ViaSat-3

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

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: 185 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

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.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket is scheduled to launch five times next year

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SpaceX’s next commercial Falcon Heavy launch to carry Astranis rideshare satellite

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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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