L-band technology that’s quietly making a difference

Source: https://corpblog.viasat.com/l-band-a-viasat-technology-thats-quietly-making-a-difference/ Reliable, cost-efficient service ideal for transmitting critical, low rate data in air, at sea and on land If you’ve used Viasat’s residential internet or in-flight passenger services, you’ve experienced Ka-band satellite technology. It’s the high-frequency band used on our ViaSat-2, ViaSat-1 and WildBlue-1 satellites. What’s less known are the often life-saving services Viasat provides through other satellites on L-band. …

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The wider benefits of space investments for the UK economy

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-wider-benefits-of-space-investments-for-the-uk-economy?utm_source=34e2ca45-be2e-454a-8cdc-3e4f38306e88&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily Every £1 of public spending generates £3-4 in value for the recipients in the space industry, with additional wider spillover benefits to the UK economy. The demanding environment of space means that investments in space generate new knowledge and innovations that extend far beyond the space industry. For example, satellites provide services that enable a wide range of economic …

ViaSat-3 global satellite constellation well on it’s way to completion

Scource: https://corpblog.viasat.com/viasats-global-satellite-constellation-well-on-its-way-to-completion/ With the recent announcement that Viasat has officially ordered a third ViaSat-3 satellite over the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, the Company is moving quickly on a planned global internet constellation — potentially in place by the end of 2022. Each of the ViaSat-3 satellites is expected to offer 1 terabit (1 Tbps) or more of total network capacity — a …

LaunchUK, the UK’s commercial spaceflight programme

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-we-are-promoting-and-regulating-spaceflight-from-the-uk?utm_source=8ce77d52-6d3a-4d2e-8247-eaf6adaefae2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily What is LaunchUK ? The Government’s Industrial Strategy includes support for a £50 million programme to kick-start small satellite launch and sub-orbital flight from UK spaceports. New technology is reducing the cost of access to space and there is an exciting opportunity for the UK to thrive in the new space age. Commercial small-satellite launch is worth a potential …

Tomorrow’s connected car

Source: https://corpblog.viasat.com/connectivity-for-the-cars-of-tomorrow/ Today’s cars have as many as 50 computer systems in them, almost certainly making your SUV the most sophisticated piece of technology you own. As technologically intricate as cars are today, they’re about to become much more so – and satellite internet will play a big role in our future mobility. Sensors in the cars of the future will …

Viasat telemedicine technology provides better en route care

Source: https://corpblog.viasat.com/viasat-technology-behind-advances-in-telemedicine-better-en-route-care/ Some of the biggest advancements in human health are coming from space. Telemedicine — provision of healthcare over distances — is augmented today by satellite technology and was born during the original space race. Before it could put a man on the moon, NASA had to figure out how to keep astronauts healthy and safe. Those early health monitoring …

Bentley launches the world’s first super-fast, secure in-car wifi

Bentley is today announcing the launch of Advanced Connectivity – the world’s first super-fast, reliable and secure in-car WiFi system. Bentley is proud to offer luxury automotive office and entertainment space. This groundbreaking new system provides Bentley customers with the world’s first super-fast in-car WiFi connection.  With unparalleled high-speed connectivity the future-proof technology has multiple simultaneous services. Bentley partners with …

SpaceX enter contract for a future ViaSat-3 satellite launch

Viasat Inc., announced today it selected SpaceX to launch one of its ViaSat-3 satellite missions. The Viasat mission is scheduled to launch in the 2020 – 2022 timeframe from the Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This mission will launch aboard a Falcon Heavy. Viasat chose the SpaceX Falcon Heavy for its ability to fly a near direct-injection mission, inserting a ViaSat-3 satellite extremely close to geostationary orbit—as a …

Viasat UK Contributes to the Parliamentary Review

Viasat UK director, Neil Fraser, has made an interesting contribution to the  Hardware, Net-working and Infrastructure section of the Parliamentary review, explaining how Viasat UK has built on its expertise in information security to expand and develop into the field of satellite communications, providing products and services to a variety of sectors including the military, health and satellite imagery services. Neil stresses …

Collaboration to support Europe’s 5G vertical markets

The 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signalled their intent to work together to enable new and innovative 5G solutions and services in support of European industry and the 5G vertical markets. Signing a joint letter of intent, Colin Wilcock, Chairman of the  Board of the 5G IA, said: “Cross-functional expertise is essential to …