Can Exede staff confirm launch delay?

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Matt

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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We're treating it as a day by day situation as the situation is still ongoing in French Guiana. We are hopeful that the government can come to an agreement and the strikes can end sooner than later. There's no danger to our satellite from the protesters, it's safely guarded. As far as launch time, there is a scheduled launch ahead of us. While we are hopeful for a fast resolution in French Guiana, at this point this hasn't affected our PRODUCT launch much. Keep in mind that once the satellite is launched it will take us a bit of time for us to prepare it to service our customers. As always this forum is a great utility to find the latest updates and as soon as we have information we'll likely have it posted here.
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wildcats198308

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Is there a Orbital location set for the new satellite?  It would be nice to know so I can figure out if it would be an issue for my location.  If it is I will know my only option would be HughesNet Gen5. 
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wildcats198308

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Wow, that would be awesome for my location! I am currently on a satellite at 95° W and any further west is pretty much a concern with trees and a hill.

Now just to wait and see what the ViaSat-2 plans will be like.... Is there any word about them?

Also, does Exede plan to make a Status Meter that u can install and have in taskbar of computer to easily and quickly check usage without having to open a browser and log in??
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Wildcats, we don't have details on plans yet but they'll likely have speeds at and above 25 Mbps and data plans similar to our Freedom plan.
We are working on a much improved dat meter that'll show you more of what kinds of data are being consumed and when. That will roll out later this year. Stay tuned!
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Deku, Champion

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OH MY GOODNESS!!! I CANT WAIT FOR IT NOW EXEDE/ALEX!!! :D i hope we can get more data like either the 250gbs or the 350gbs one :3 :D :)
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Jim

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Per Spaceflightnow, Launch has been bumped to sometime in May

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
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J S

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space x has the right approach with the barge in the ocean. its so sad that these people will sabotage a private company to protest the government.
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Jim

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Barge in the ocean? That's for core recovery. Launch is on land. Perhaps you are confusing them with the now defunct SeaLaunch?
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J S

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oh I thought they did launches from the barge too. Maybe launches should be from barges. 

If they're protesting the government then they should go to the congress and shut it down, or the courts, or the prime minister's palace. That makes more sense than shutting down a private company's launch that is actually a service to humanity. They just want to go after the weak since they know if they shut down the actual government then they have to confront the guys with guns.

by the way I hope they're guarding this satellite good because a mob full of ignorant people might tear it to pieces.
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Jim

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So...  here's the "barge" launch I mentioned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2zH63qZ488

As to have them go to "congress," French Guiana is a prefecture of France, governed by France which is a parliamentary form of government. There is no congress.

As to shutting down "private" companies, that happens all the time... all over the world.  They are called strikes...

As to security, I have no doubt that Airianespace has some pretty good security at their facilities.
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J S

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well ariannespace is supposed to be private company. If they're suppossed to be angry with the french government then they should occupy the government buildings, not some private company.  But of course the government is the one with guns so they go after the private company.
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Jim

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If you were to research the issue, it affects far more that Arianespace and the Guyanese have some legitimate issues. Perhaps this will help.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.n...