Some of you have contacted us in regards to the explosion of a SpaceX rocket in Cape Canaveral this week. We would like to clarify that this unfortunate accident will not have any impact on the launch schedule of our Jupiter 2 satellite.
The Jupiter 2 satellite will launch on an Atlas 5 'heavy lift' rocket. This is a different model than the SpaceX rocket. The Atlas 5 uses an entirely different launch pad, different launch infrastructure and different launch equipment than SpaceX. There are many launch pads at Cape Canaveral. Jupiter 2 is planned to launch from a pad more than 3 miles away from where the SpaceX accident occurred.
The Jupiter 2 satellite is built and currently going through final testing in the Space Systems/Loral factory in California. We are scheduled to ship it to Florida next month and launch it in early December. At this time, all systems are 'go' for launch.