Falcon Heavy second attempt at largest ever geostationary satellite launch now Friday
Published by NASASpaceflight on 07/26/2023
Ahead of what will be its third flight this year, Falcon Heavy is being prepared for the record-breaking launch of EchoStar 24. Also known as Jupiter 3, this payload will be the heaviest satellite launched to a geostationary transfer orbit, massing 9.2 tonnes. As such, Falcon Heavy will need to expend its center core to gain additional performance, like what has been done on several recent missions.