ViaSat-1 led the innovation of a new class of Ka-band satellite systems

The ViaSat-1 launch occurred at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on October 19, 2011, ViaSat-1 became the record-holder for highest capacity satellite in the world at the time. The ViaSat-1 satellite broadband coverage included the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada.

  • Speed: Up to 25 Mbps
  • Capacity: 140 Gbps
  • Weight of satellite: 6,740kg or 7.4 tons
  • Service launch date: January 2012
ViaSat-1 satellite under construction
ViaSat-1 satellite under construction

ViaSat-1 led the innovation of a new class of Ka-band satellite systems

The ViaSat-1 launch occurred at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on October 19, 2011, ViaSat-1 became the record-holder for highest capacity satellite in the world at the time. The ViaSat-1 satellite broadband coverage included the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada.

  • Speed: Up to 25 Mbps
  • Capacity: 140 Gbps
  • Weight of satellite: 6,740kg or 7.4 tons
  • Service launch date: January 2012