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 Guiana. Viasat-2 is scheduled to launch on June 1, at 4:45 pm PDT.
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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