viasat 2 Status

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computer1949

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Posted 8 months ago

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Rique

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Stephen Rice

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I like the comment about traffic on a highway.
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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To answer the OP's question, we ate probably 3-4 months or so from seeing Viasat-2 come into operation..
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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VS-2 is slated to arrive in its orbital slot around the end of November. We get the keys from Boeing just before Christmas and begin testing and syncing with our ground network. Look for service to start rolling out early Feb.
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Can't wait to see what recipe 2 "satellite secret sauce" tastes like. :)
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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like al dente ethernet cables tossed in a light sauce of xenon ions 
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LOL, sound good, be even better with a few gold flakes added - for modulation, you know. :P
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I thought it might be in orbit around the end of this week. Was it always going to be the end of November? Of course the launch was delayed a month perhaps that is what I am thinking.
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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It launched June 1 and with the electric propulsion it's on the poky side. It's pretty much right on schedule. Here's an interesting NASA article on ion propulsion if anyone wants to geek out: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/fs21grc.html
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Russians been using it a lot longer than we have. Fairly new for our satellites to use it.