ViaSat Plans Ka Satellite Service
From Converge Digest:
ViaSat has selected Space Systems/Loral to provide what is described as the highest capacity broadband satellite to date. The new spacecraft is scheduled to launch in 2011 and will be based on SS/L’s 1300 platform and high-capacity Ka-band spot beam technology. Total throughput is designed to be over 100 Gigabits per second, which is more capacity than today’s entire fleet of two-way Ka-, C- and Ku-band capacity over North America combined.
ViaSat has secured financial commitments from partners of over $100 million to date towards ViaSat-1 and will finance the remainder from cash on hand, future cash flows and available borrowing capacity.
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