Viasat: Viasat-3 Americas antenna defect means >90% of capacity lost; will rearrange fleet but not replace it

by Peter B. de Selding

SINGAPORE — The Viasat-3 Americas satellite has definitively lost more than 90% of its expected terabit-per-second of throughput but Viasat Inc. has concluded that capacity it has leased from third parties, plus fleet additions from its Inmarsat acquisition, will mean the satellite will not be replaced.

In an Oct. 12 note to investors, the company said it would be filing a claim for the loss by the end of the year, but did not say whether it would be for the full $420 million in coverage given that some . . .

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