The influence of ViaSat

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When ViaSat speaks, others reconsider!  "Boeing executives said this week they expected 14 to 17 commercial satellite orders industry-wide in 2017, up only slightly from 13 in 2016, the lowest annual total since 2004. Launch delays have been one reason for decreased orders, as well as decisions by some companies to revisit their plans for high-throughput satellites in reaction to the ViaSat-3 system that ViaSat is developing. [SpaceNews]   http://spacenews.com/boeing-expects-market-big-communications-satellite-to-remain-soft/
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When you figure out how to build an iPhone, it gets harder for the other guys to sell their flip phones any longer.
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April 25, Ariane 5 • ViaSat 2 & Eutelsat 172B
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA237, to launch the ViaSat 2 and Eutelsat 172B communications satellites. The ViaSat 2 satellite will provide Ka-band services supporting high-speed Internet connectivity across North America, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America on airplanes, ships and on land. Eutelsat 172B will provide multi-band communications services, including video broadcasts and data network support from the West Coast of North America to Southeast Asia, and in-flight Internet and television for travelers crossing the Pacific Ocean.
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