Satellite Systems

From LA to Istanbul — We’re Delivering 7x More Coverage!

Check out our new Viasat-2 coverage map, and you’ll see it offers an expanded footprint, with seven times more coverage than its predecessor – Viasat-1. Viasat-2 is expected to deliver broadband services across North America, Central America, the Caribbean, a portion of northern South America as well as the primary aeronautical and maritime routes across the Atlantic Ocean bridging North America and Europe. 

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.

Checking-in: Latest ViaSat-2 Satellite Launch Update

ViaSat-2 is making strong progress on its way toward its June 1 launch. The second week of the launch campaign closed by reaching a number of achievements including ViaSat-2 being transferred from the BIL (French acronym for Launcher Integration Building) to the BAF (French acronym for Final Assembly Building).  The BIL is the building where the rocket is initially assembled from the individual components that are shipped over from Europe.  The BAF is the building where the satellites and the payload fairing (nose cone) will be attached to complete the vehicle for flight.

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:

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