High-Capacity Ka-band

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:

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

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

European Space Agency and Viasat Partner to Stimulate Growth Across Europe's Space Industry Ecosystem

BRUSSELS (6th Annual ARTES Applications Workshop) - April 28, 2016 - The European Space Agency (ESA) and Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today announced a new pilot programme called the High Capacity Satellite Applications Factory Initiative ("the HCS Initiative").

First Global Broadband Communications Platform to Deliver Affordable, High-Speed Internet Connectivity and Video Streaming to All

Viasat continues to redefine the role satellite plays in the competitive broadband communications market with the introduction of the Viasat -3 ultra-high capacity satellite platform.

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