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Echostar 24

Also called Jupiter 3, Hughes XXIV, HNS 95W, S3017


Designation 57479 / 23108A
Launch date 29 Jul 2023
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 95.2°W
Launch vehicle Falcon #260

Reached GEO in Sep 2023.

Launch initially planned in 2021. Called transformational Ultra High Density Satellite (UHDS). It's the largest telecom satellite to date.

The technologies included in this satellite will provide more concentrated capacity over high-use areas than any other satellite. The new satellite is targeted at key markets across the Americas and will more than double the Hughes Ka-band capacity in the region. Powered by the next-generation JUPITER System, the new satellite will enable significant increases in service performance, with speeds of 100 Mbps. 500 Gb/s throughput

Technical data


Prime contractor SS/L
Platform SSL-1300
Mass at launch 9200 kg
Dry mass 5800 kg
Solar array 2 wings
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power  
Design lifetime 15 years

TT&C: uplink: 29.993 + 29.995 GHz; downlink: 20.197 + 20.199 GHz; beacons at 29.997 and 41.999 GHz


Main transponders  
Backup transponders  
EIRP max  
Frequencies Uplink: 28.6-29.1 and 50.4-51.4 GHz
Downlink: 18.8-19.3 GHz

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