ViaSat-3 Americas will take over three weeks to arrive at its final GEO position at 88.9 degrees West.
At NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A), Viasat Inc. has announced that ViaSat-3 Americas would launch there on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy.
ViaSat-3’s solar arrays will be deployed in the next days, and it will drift to its ultimate orbit. The ultimate orbital location of ViaSat-3, at 88.9° west longitude, is predicted to be reached in less than three weeks by Viasat.
The launch of ViaSat-3 Americas today successfully begins a new chapter in Viasat's expansion, according to chairman and CEO Mark Dankberg. This first Americas satellite will increase the amount of bandwidth that is available to us, allowing for faster speeds and greater coverage, which will benefit our mobile customers in particular. It's not just a new satellite; it's a new approach to producing broadband satellites. Thanks