ViaSat-1 High-Capacity Satellite

On 17/08/2011, in Technology News, by Norman Dean

ViaSat the owner of Wild Blue the satellite internet company is launching a revolutionary bird in the later part of September. Here are a few of the finalized specs:

  • ViaSat-1 to offer 2-10 Mbps (download) service packages to approximately 1.5 million subscribers.
  • Total throughput is 150Gbps
  • Approximately 20 times the physical size of any non military communication satellite in orbit.
  • Equipped with spot-beams that will increase the signal strength in localized areas thought the country.

ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has announced that construction of the ViaSat-1 high-capacity satellite is complete and that the spacecraft is being prepared for shipment to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. ViaSat-1 is now scheduled for launch by International Launch Services (ILS) aboard a Proton rocket during the last week in September.


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