Viasat selects ULA Atlas 5 to launch one of three Viasat-3 satellites

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Viasat Inc. selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) to launch a Viasat-3 broadband satellite into geostationary orbit sometime between 2020 and 2022 aboard a ULA Atlas 5 in its 551 configuration, the vehicle’s largest variant, Viasat and ULA announced Sept. 10.

It was ULA’s first commercial deal since Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services handed over Atlas 5 commercial sales responsibility earlier this year.

Viasat is building two ViaSat-3 terabit-per-second payloads for the Americas and Europe, the Middle East and Africa and has said . . .

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