First Link 16-capable LEO spacecraft contract awarded to Viasat

Source: https://corpblog.viasat.com/viasat-contracted-to-deliver-the-worlds-first-link-16-capable-low-earth-orbit-leo-spacecraft/ Viasat contracted to deliver the world’s first Link 16-capable Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft Pilot program awarded by the U.S. Air Force for advanced spacecraft design and development, next-generation tactical datalinks and cybersecurity Viasat has been awarded a contract by the Administrator of the Space Enterprise Consortium, under the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles XVI program, to deliver and …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Skynet-6 and the private sector

Source: https://corpblog.viasat.com/how-the-private-sector-can-help-britains-skynet-6-program/ What do the UK’s new aircraft carriers, stealth fighters and active duty military personnel all have in common? The need for ubiquitous, high-speed, secure and resilient connectivity. The British military is fielding an impressive array of new weapons, from Queen Elizabeth-class carriers and F-35 fighters to upgraded armored vehicles. All of these projects — as well as an increasing number …

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 …

1,000 commercial aircraft flying with Viasat’s in-flight connectivity system

Viasat have reached a major commercial aviation milestone: 1,000 commercial aircraft flying globally with its in-flight connectivity (IFC) system. Viasat installed more than 400 of its latest IFC equipment on commercial aircraft in 2018, with more than half of those installs occurring in the second half of the year. These installations have helped Viasat achieve new levels of service quality, cutting installation time to around …

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 …