ViaSat-2: Ready for Launch on June 1 from the Guiana Space Center

CARLSBAD, Calif.May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today announced itsViaSat-2 satellite is in the final launch preparation stage at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French GuianaViaSat-2 is scheduled to launch on June 1, at 4:45 pm PDT.

Launch Campaign

Following the arrival of the ViaSat-2 satellite in French Guiana, the satellite has undergone testing to verify its health prior to fueling; chemical fuel loading (ViaSat-2 has a hybrid propulsion system, which means it is using traditional chemical propulsion as well as electric propulsion); and the final process of mating ViaSat-2 to the launch vehicle. In the final process, ViaSat-2 was mated to the payload adapter, which holds the satellite to the rocket. All events have been successfully verified, allowing ViaSat-2 to be declared ready for launch. 

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