Farukh Kitchlew | Nov 29, 2023 | 0
Hughes JUPITER 3, Maxar’s largest satellite to date, is performing well since launch
Maxar Technologies announced that JUPITER 3 satellite for Hughes, an EchoStar business, is working as predicted, well following its launch. Maxar Technologies is a leading supplier of complete space solutions, precisely geospatial intelligence.
JUPITER 3 Manufacturing and Release:
The JUPITER 3 satellite for Hughes was built in Palo Alto, California, and launched from Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Shortly after launch, the EchoStar XXIV satellite constructed its solar arrays and started receiving and transmitting signals. Once fully installed, the 14 solar panels on board may span a 10-story skyscraper.
“JUPITER 3 shows the scalability of our versatile Maxar 1300™ platform, whose most powerful variants serve high-bandwidth communications missions and will drive deep space missions like NASA’s Gateway,” said Chris Johnson, Maxar’s Senior Vice President, and General Manager of Space. “Maxar continues to serve the GEO communications market and push the boundaries for what is possible, and JUPITER 3 shows that thinking in action.”
JUPITER 3 Customized Architecture:
JUPITER 3 is a high-density, high-capacity, high-throughput satellite that will join the Hughes JUPITER fleet, which already comprises four Maxar-built spacecraft. The new satellite has a customized architecture based on various technological innovations. It includes industry-first Q- and V-band gateway feeder linkages, electronics miniaturization, solid-state amplifiers, and highly efficient spot-beam antenna designs.
Maxar Technologies Services:
Maxar Technologies offers comprehensive space solutions and secure, precise geospatial intelligence. The company provides disruptive value to governments and businesses by assisting them in monitoring, understanding, navigating, exploring, and advancing the use of space. They provide valuable solutions at unrivaled speed and scale. Maxar’s 4,600 team members in over 20 global locations assist their clients with a better world in space.
Establishment of Space Sector:
Chris Johnson, Maxar’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, emphasized the scalability of the Maxar 1300TM platform, which the JUPITER 3 satellite demonstrates. He claimed that this technology would assist high bandwidth communications missions along with helping NASA’s Gateway program. Johnson highlighted his delight that Maxar continues to push the envelope and exhibit its dedication to the GEO communications sector.