Did we get a successful launch today of Viasat2?

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Viasat2 launch I have checked a few web sites nothing confirmed
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Barry,  That is correct. It is launching at  4:45 pm PDT.  

Thanks for sharing and providing the website Spinninghorse
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Successful launch.  ViaSat2 is in elliptical orbit and will now be repositioned in geostationary orbit by about the end of the year.   Congratulations to all ViaSat personnel and customers for this very noteworthy accomplishment. 
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Hi Bobbin,  Thank you for your valued feedback.  It is very much appreciated!  We are very excited!
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Congrats to Viasat for a successful launch.  Looking forward to the deployment and certification of all systems.  Anyone know if with the new bird we would need a new dish and modem along with a repoint or is this system also going to be on the KA band and we would just need to repoint the dish?
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Hi Hfcomms,   Yes, service from ViaSat-2 will require newequipment. However, depending upon your location, the plan you wantand some other factors, it may not be necessary for you to switch to the newsatellite. In fact, once ViaSat-2 service begins we expect service levels onViaSat-1 to improve.
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From some people migrating from ViaSat-1 to ViaSat-2?  Lightening the load on ViaSat-1, so to speak?
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Yes. Once the dust settles you may not even have to be feeding off of ViaSat 2. Once some of that workload is transferred to ViaSat 2, ViaSat 1 will be able to work with some newly freed space. 
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We posted this on a few of our social media channels as well but didn't see it linked on here (first day back after a long weekend sorry if double-posting) http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40123180