Viasat continues testing the 300 Gbps ViaSat-2 satellite and plans full commercial service to launch in February (2018), despite some antenna spot beams performing differently than during ground testing.
ViaSat Inc. announced completion of the critical design review (CDR) of the ViaSat-3 payload last week, following the bus CDR conducted with Boeing in mid-August. ViaSat and Boeing will now build, integrate and test the first two satellites.
EL AL Israel Airlines plans to use ViaSat’s in-flight internet system on 16 new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The system will provide internet access throughout Europe, North America and air routes between North America and Europe.
The U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) awarded ViaSat Inc. contracts to provide Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) terminals to the U.S. Navy and Air Force. MIDS JTRS provides the ability to communicate by voice, video and data with a line-of-sight, jam-resistant capability among ground, air and naval assets.
Eutelsat Communications and ViaSat Inc. have completed setting up a joint venture to expand Eutelsat's current wholesale broadband business and launch a new consumer retail service in Europe and the Mediterranean.
ViaSat received a $33 million non-competitive, firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide senior leaders and support staff with global in-flight, broadband communications services — "a situation room in the sky."
ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, announced the ViaSat Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System – Dismounted (BATS-D) handheld Link 16 radio – a new digital device that will enable U.S. forces the ability to engage enemy forces 20 times faster than using current radios in their inventory.
ViaSat Inc. and Eutelsat Communications announced an agreement to create a joint venture combining Eutelsat's current European broadband business with ViaSat's industry-leading broadband technologies and consumer Internet Service Provider (ISP) business expertise.