when will wildblue-1 be decommissioned??? just wondering

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computer1949

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Posted 7 months ago

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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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That's a great question! 

If I remember right, there's enough fuel for station-keeping for several more years.  I don't have a good timeframe though.
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Jim16, Champion

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Can I have it when your done using it?  It would look good next to my other space models. 
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Michael McDowell

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But it would probably be "local pickup only" and that round trip would be a killer!
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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While I can't speak for the company on this, I figure if you can catch it when it comes down, it's all yours!
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Stephen Rice

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I would hope they keep it online as long as possible. Just because something is older, it doesnt mean it is useless.

Voyager 1 is an amazing testimony to that.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Voyager 6 (V'ger) has been around even longer!