ViaSat-3 constellation

ViaSat-3 is designed to unlock more opportunity — for more of the world

Designed to have unprecedented capacity — for nearly unlimited possibilities. 


A key component in Viasat's New Space strategy

With the ViaSat-3 constellation, Viasat expects to be capable of delivering more bandwidth per unit capital and operating costs than any other space-based provider. This could allow us to offer unprecedented bandwidth productivity, helping position Viasat as a leader in a number of key New Space categories, including real-time earth observation and space networking — while also significantly growing our total addressable market (TAM) and enabling us to focus on delivering higher margin services.


A major step toward global digital inclusion

ViaSat-3 will increase the coverage and capacity of our satellite constellation, helping us bring high-quality, low-cost connectivity where it's needed most — which helps countries around the world further their economic development, improve education, and provide better access to healthcare in alignment with the United Nations' sustainability goals for:

  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  • Reduced inequalities

Virtually global coverage from three ultra-high capacity satellites

The global ViaSat-3 constellation is expected  to deliver unprecedented capacity to individuals, businesses, and governments — on the ground, in the air, at sea, and beyond. 

  • Spectrum: The ViaSat-3 constellation operates on Ka-band
  • Coverage: The ViaSat-3 constellation is designed to cover North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific
  • Speed: Each ViaSat-3 satellite is planned to have the ability to deliver download speeds of up to 100's of Mbps
  • Capacity: Each satellite is anticipated to deliver at least 1 Terabit of data per second (1Tbps)
  • Weight: Each satellite is expected to weigh approximately 6.4 tons

Latest ViaSat-3 news

Arqiva installs 9-meter antenna for ViaSat-3 in UK

The antenna is intended to  provide telemetry, tracking, and command (TTC) for the  forthcoming second satellite in the ViaSat-3 fleet

A new Asia-Pacific ground segment partner for ViaSat-3

Viasat is working with Telestra, Australia's largest telecommunications company,  to bring the benefits of ViaSat-3 to Asia-Pacific

A major milestone in company engineering

To celebrate World Engineering Day, we're highlighting some of  the Viasat engineers who are reimagining what satellite is capable of doing

ViaSat-3 milestones


Payload and bus module mating

ViaSat-3 payload and bus modules are mated, enabling integrated testing of both systems 


Payload module delivery

The first ViaSat-3 payload module is completed and delivered to Boeing for completion of the satellite and testing