High-Capacity Satellites & Payloads

Inspired to Connect the World

In 2017, Viasat will launch Viasat-2, a satellite system so unique it would be the catalyst for connecting continents, people and places. It would be the precursor to delivering ultimate internet experiences anywhere on the planet, where continuous, high-speed global connectivity was not a theory but a fact. Viasat-2 would foretell the future of a truly connected world, and would show how Viasat's work was not done ... but just beginning.

5 Minutes for 5 Questions with Boeing

Viasat partnered with Boeing Satellite Systems for the construction of Viasat-2, which is scheduled to launch from French Guiana on June 1. Viasat had an opportunity to sit down with Ron Dukat, Viasat-2 program director at Boeing, to ask five questions about the Company’s partnership with Viasat, features of the Viasat-2 satellite and future endeavors.

Viasat: How did the partnership between Viasat and Boeing originate for Boeing to construct the Viasat-2 satellite?

What Happens After Viasat 2 Launches: Step 2. In-Orbit Test

After we have designed, built and launched a satellite into space, and it has reached its geostationary orbital slot, we do not immediately call it operational. In fact, we commence the next phase of the process, known as In-Orbit Test (IOT), which evaluates the health of the satellite and characterizes its performance post launch. 

IOT is the last major test on the satellite before it goes into service and is necessary for a number of reasons:

Viasat-2: Getting Ready for Launch

A question the Viasat program team is often asked is: what happens leading up to a satellite launch? Let’s take you through the Viasat-2 journey – now that we’ve shipped the satellite from the Boeing Satellite Systems International factory in El Segundo, Calif., to the launch site in Kourou, French Guiana. As you’ll learn, a lot happens in the weeks leading up to its ride into space.

Shipping

Connect Up with Us on Viasat 2

Viasat is focused on bringing high-speed, high-quality connectivity to the world. This effort initially began with the launch of Viasat-1 and will continue with the availability of the world’s foremost communications satellite, Viasat-2.

Scheduled to launch on June 1 from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe’s Spaceport, in Kourou, French Guiana aboard the Ariane 5 rocket, Viasat-2 will deliver enhanced performance and the fastest speeds ever from a satellite to our customers at home, in a cafe, in the air or even on the battlefield.

Viasat Encouraged by FCC Chairman Remarks on Creating a Balanced Spectrum Sharing Approach for the Future of 5G and Next-Generation Satellite Broadband

Viasat Applauds FCC Action to Include New and Innovative Technologies to Compete for Connect America Fund; Gives Rise to New High-Speed Options for Consumers Nationwide

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