Boeing is selected to build Viasat-2 broadband comsat

by | May 17, 2013 | Seradata News | 0 comments

On 17 May, Boeing’s spacecraft manufacturing arm, Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems,announced that it had been selected to build the new ViaSat-2 satellite for ViaSat Inc. Taking its lead from its European manufacturing counterparts, as part of the deal, Boeing is moving into sateliltes services  by agreeing to partner Viasat in offering ViaSat-2’s Ka-band broadband services..The spacecraft will use a version of Boeing’s 702HP bus design and will be launched in 2016.  Boeing beat out competition from Lockheed Martin to build the satellite.  Its other US competitor Space Systems/Loral was effectvely ruled out as it is in legal dispute over patent infringements with Viasat.

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