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Arianespace Signs On To Launch New High Capacity ViaSat Satellites

Monday, February 15, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Arianespace and ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) have contracted for the launches of ViaSat-2 and a ViaSat-3 class satellite. Both ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 class satellites are geostationary satellites and operate in the high capacity Ka-band frequencies. ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 will each weigh approximately 6,400 kg at launch and will be injected into geostationary transfer orbit by the Ariane 5 ECA, respectively, during the first quarter of 2017 and by late 2019/early 2020. Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, California, is the build partner on both satellites. These launches will take place at the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. 

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