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With a brand-new center core and a pair of side-boosters with nine prior missions between them, the second Falcon Heavy of 2023 is readied in the hangar last week. Photo Credit: SpaceX


Launch of Falcon Heavy with payload ViaSat 3

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Launch of ViaSat 3 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from KSC,FL launch complex LC39A
Launch scheduled for 1 May 23 at 0:26 GMT
Local time 30 Apr 23 at 8:26pm Eastern

SpaceX will launch a triple booster Falcon Heavy rocket from launch complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The payload for this flight will be the ViaSat 3 Americas communication satellite.

The ViaSat-3 class of Ka-band satellites are expected to provide the best bandwidth economics in the industry with substantial flexibility to move and concentrate that capacity virtually anywhere there is demand - whether it is on land, in the ocean or in the air. The first two satellites are planned to focus on the Americas and on EMEA, respectively, and the ViaSat-3 EMEA satellite is now in environmental testing in Boeing’s El Segundo, California factory. The third ViaSat-3 satellite is now undergoing final payload integration and testing at Viasat’s Tempe, Arizona facility and will focus on the Asia Pacific region, completing Viasat’s global service coverage.
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