Wednesday, March 11, 2009

ILS Selected to Launch ViaSat-1 Satellite in First Half 2011

International Launch Services (ILS) has been awarded a contract for the launch of the ViaSat-1 satellite on an ILS Proton. The satellite is under construction by Space Systems Loral and is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2011 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. ViaSat-1 is a high capacity Ka-band spot beam satellite, which is expected to be the highest capacity of all current and planned North American satellites with 10 times the throughput of any other Ka-band satellite. ViaSat-1 will provide broadband Internet services to customers and businesses across North America.
http://www.ilslaunch.com
http://www.viasat.com

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