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ViaSat 3 Americas, Asia, EMEA

The ViaSat 3 series of high capacity broadband satellite for ViaSat Inc consists of three satellites for global coverage.

Boeing was selected to provide the BSS-702HP busses, while the communications payloads will be build by ViaSat.

The new first of the news spacecraft for the american market is scheduled to launch in late 2019 or early 2020 and is expected to provide more than 15 years of service life. The second satellite for EMEA will follow soon after. The asian satellite is not yet ordered. The first two busses were were firmly contracted with Boeing in July 2016 for ViaSat 3 Americas and ViaSat 3 EMEA.

ViaSat 3 EMEA was originally to be procured jointly with Eutelsat, but in May 2018, Eutelsat dropped out of the joint venture.

One satellite is booked on an Ariane-5ECA rocket, while the second will be launched on an Falcon-Heavy. There is also an option for a Falcon-Heavy launch for the third satellite.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: ViaSat Inc.
Contractors: Boeing Satellite Systems (bus); ViaSat Inc. (payload)
Equipment: Ka-Band payload
Configuration: BSS-702HP
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 6400 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ViaSat 3 Americas - 202x Ko or CCK Ariane-5ECA or Falcon-Heavy
ViaSat 3 Asia - 202x Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA
ViaSat 3 EMEA - 202x CCK or Ko Falcon-Heavy or Ariane-5ECA
ViaSat 3 TBD - 202x
Further ViaSat missions: