The Viasat-2 and Eutelsat 172B satellites prepare for today's launch aboard the Ariane 5 launch vehicle from French Guiana. Crédit photo: Service Optique CSG; Copyright: ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE

Viasat-2 Scheduled for Launch Tonight, June 1 at 4:45 PM PDT

Live Stream of the Launch Will Be Available on the Viasat Website

CARLSBAD, Calif.June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, is proud to announce its Viasat-2 satellite will launch tonight from the Guiana Space Center located in Kourou, French Guiana. The launch window is scheduled to open at 4:45 pm PDT (8:45 pm in Kourou) with a live webcast of the event starting at 4:30 pm PDT, streaming on www.viasat.com.

The Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle will be responsible for sending the 6,418 kg Viasat-2 satellite into its geostationary transfer orbit. Viasat-2 will be located at the 69.9° west longitude orbital slot.

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