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ViaSat-3 launch slips, with consequences

ViaSat-3, the first of a trio of massive broadband satellites for the California-based operator, has slipped its expected launch date. SpaceX, which is launching the craft on one of its Falcon Heavy rockets, now says that the launch cannot happen before December 27th. The Kennedy Space Centre has published its anticipated launch schedule for December […]

November 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

ViaSat-3 Americas wraps mechanical tests

Viasat’s next generation ViaSat-3 Americas satellite has moved a major step forward towards its launch having completed its mechanical environmental test phase. “This is a significant milestone that is designed to verify the satellite can endure the rigors of launch and continues the momentum for launch later this year. During mechanical environmental testing, the ViaSat-3 […]

October 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

ViaSat-3 moves to mechanical testing

Viasat’s latest satellite, the first of the new ViaSat-3 Ka-band class, has completed its integration and is now in ‘flight configuration’ mode. However, the craft now has to be processed through the vibration, environmental and acoustic testing phases. ViaSat-3 is a huge beast of a satellite. Each of the trio is capable of handling more […]

September 30, 2022By Chris Forrester