ViaSat taps into ESA help for ViaSat-3 scheme
November 8, 2017
By Chris Forrester
ViaSat’s plan for its ViaSat-3 global scheme and which includes plans for a broadband satellite over Europe, in which Eutelsat is closely involved, is tapping into European Space Agency (ESA) funding help with a cost-sharing scheme to help develop the consumer terminals and gateway access points for the proposed services.
Specialist trade publication Space Intel Report says ESA and ViaSat are creating a Public-Private Partnership with €31.2 million in start-up cash, co-funded by the pair.
ViaSat is involved with a joint-venture with Eutelsat to exploit Eutelsat’s existing Ka-Sat satellite, and develop broadband over Europe.