Astranis MicroGEO

Astranis MicroGEO

Falcon 9 JUN 29 2024 08:00PM

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch theĀ Astranis MicroGEO mission. The launch date is currently targeted for March, 2024
Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameAstranis MicroGEO
Launch SitePad TBD, Cape Canaveral / KSC TBD, Florida, United States
Launch VehicleFalcon 9
AgencySpaceX
Launch DateJUN 29 2024

A rewriting of the geostationary-broadband concept is also made possible by the small size of a MicroGEO satellite. A single satellite can serve a local area more effectively than covering an entire continent in order to recoup its costs.The software-defined radios used by Astranis' MicroGEO satellites enable the programming of several frequencies post-launch in response to customer demand. The satellites are less than 500 kg in weight. A disadvantage of this design is that a MicroGEO satellite only lasts eight years, which is half as long as a conventional geostationary satellite.

Launch Vehicle - Falcon 9

Height70 m / 229.6 ft
Diameter3.7 m / 12 ft
Mass549054 Kg / 1207920 lb
Stages2
Payload To LEO22800 Kg / 50265 lb
Payload To GTO8300 Kg / 18300 lb
Payload To Mars4020 Kg / 8860 lb
Burn Time397 sec
PropellantLOX / RP-1
Number Of Engine1 vacuum