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ViaSat's Success Story Streams Solar Eclipse Data to NASA

Wednesday, September 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Satnews
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This company was successful in live streaming information to NASA during last week's solar eclipse.

ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) supplied NASA and its partners, with airborne satellite broadband communications (SATCOM) for research purposes during the August 21 Great American Solar Eclipse. Using the satellite broadband network together with airborne satcom terminals mounted onto two of NASA's WB-57 high altitude research aircraft, ViaSat enabled a successful HD video live stream of high-resolution images of the Sun's corona, its outer atmosphere, during totality of Monday's total solar eclipse, and provided two-way communication between the planes and controllers on the ground.

Read the full story at satnews.com.


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