New Exede Satellite

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I was reading somewhere that there was a New satellite to be launched in April, just wondering if it has made it to it geostationary orbit. also is these leased by Hughes and is this the New generation 5 Sat.
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Posted 3 years ago

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xode0000, Champion

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The satellite has not launched yet.  All of the details you are looking for are at:
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Allen, The launch date has been pushed back due to protesters in French Guiana.  We are closely monitoring the situation and our satellite is safe.  We anticipate a launch in May 2017.
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Deku (The #1 Hero Data Saver)

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OH NO!!! ;-; thats not good ;-; also in may is my bday and well ill just wait for the launch until then :3 ill be waiting patiently though :3
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Just curious, how long until the bird is in service after the launch?
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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About 6 months
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The sales staff at exceed have been telling this new satilite story ever since I first signed up more than two years ago. I am beginning to wonder if there is a satilite actually in the works, or they just going to keep telling this same story, only pushing back the launch date till they run out of new customers.
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The protests at French Guiana are real: and there is a Kourou space center there that has an Ariane rocket whose launch has been delayed because of those protests.
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To be fair we did originally plan to launch last year but there was a delay with SpaceX's falcon heavy launches that would have pushed our launch much further out. We're just weeks away now that the situation in French Guiana appear to be resolved. 

The thing about satellites are they are typically made public knowledge years in advance. Our plans for ViaSat 3 are all over the place but we're looking at a 2019/2020 timeframe for that. 

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