The Jupiter 3 satellite was designed to modernize space-based internet access. A rocket carried the bus-sized satellite to almost 18,000 miles above the Earth's surface, before releasing it into orbit.
- Jupiter 3—also known as EchoStar XXIV—is the largest commercial communications satellite ever built.
- When it goes into service later this year, it should provide download speeds of 100 megabits per second.
- Jupiter 3 is designed to circle the Earth in sync with the planet's rotation.