The Maxar-built JUPITER 3 seen here before its shipment for launch in Florida.

The largest satellite Maxar has ever built, JUPITER 3, arrived at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on June 30 ahead of its upcoming launch from Kennedy Space Center. A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the satellite, which is also known as EchoStar XXIV.

Showcasing the high-power scalability of the Maxar 1300™ series platform, JUPITER 3 is an ultra high-density satellite that will join the Hughes JUPITER fleet.

The spacecraft completed production and testing at Maxar’s Palo Alto location. JUPITER 3 features entirely new architecture based on a broad range of technology advances, including the miniaturization of electronics, solid state amplifiers and more efficient antenna designs.

You can watch JUPITER 3’s launch on SpaceX’s YouTube channel.

Powerful Scalability

Since 1989, the Maxar 1300™ series bus has been serving governments and businesses as the most popular communications satellite platform. Today, there are 90 spacecraft of this class in orbit.

Meet the Maxar 1300
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