An on-orbit antenna issue identified during testing of the ViaSat-2 high-throughput satellite has Boeing and ViaSat searching for answers.
Satellite broadband hardware and service provider ViaSat continues to invest in shrinking satellite teleport sites down from buildings to the size of closets in order to achieve its goal of getting a terabit of throughput from each ViaSat-3 satellite.
Satellite broadband hardware and services provider ViaSat Inc. on Nov. 8 said it had contracted with a U.S.-based commercial airline to retrofit more than 500 aircraft with ViaSat’s Ka-band airline connectivity system.
Satellite broadband services and hardware provider ViaSat Inc. on Aug. 9 sought to deliver a decisive blow to airline-connectivity competitors including Inmarsat, Gogo, Global Eagle Entertainment and Panasonic Avionics.
ViaSat said it is facing capacity limits on more than half the beams on its ViaSat-1 satellite and that the situation will worsen until ViaSat-2, slated to launch on a Falcon Heavy rocket next year, is in orbit.