This night, SpaceX will attempt a record-breaking Falcon Heavy launch as it attempts to lift the heaviest payload ever predestined for geostationary orbit. The rocket will launch from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It's presently arranged for 8:04 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 27.
The payload is a massive satellite referred to as EchoStar 24 or Jupiter 3. Jupiter 3 is the heaviest geostationary satellite ever developed up until now, and it will initially be sent out to geostationary transfer orbit prior to relocating to its last destination at 22,300 miles above the Earth. The launch will be live-streamed on the SpaceX website along with the SpaceX YouTube channel.
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The rocket was originally slated to release on Wednesday, July 26, however it was pressed back to Thursday, July 27 at the last moment. You can enjoy it live below:
The device is a new ultra-high-density satellite that will also double the capacity of the Hughes Jupiter fleet, which will support in-flight Wi-Fi, brand-new maritime connections, backhaul Mobile Network Operators, and even neighborhood cordless internet options.
The launch will be simply as special as what the satellite hopes to achieve, too, because of how big it is and how it will showcase the power of the Falcon Heavy, which is one of SpaceX's most effective rockets. When fully released, the satellite will have a wingspan of 10 stories and will include 14 solar panels to help power it.