Heaviest satellite launched by SpaceX into space at 260 kg
Operated by SpaceX of USA, Starlink-3003 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.
Constructed by SpaceX (USA), it was launched into space on 30 May 2021 using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral. Starlink-3003 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.
With a launch mass of 260kg, Starlink-3003 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 4 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-059A and NORAD ID 48879.
With an orbital eccentricity of 1.52E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 515km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 536km. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.