PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat on May 14 gave a detailed explanation for why it’s turning away from a partnership with ViaSat Inc. on a ViaSat-provided terabit-per-second ViaSat-3 satellite over Europe. But it left several questions unanswered.

Eutelsat Chief Executive Rodolphe Belmer said the company’s decision to order the 500-Gbps Konnect VHTS satellite from Thales Alenia Space of France and Italy means Eutelsat can focus the satellite’s entire capacity on Europe, organize competitive bids among ground-segment providers and . . .

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