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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Boeing Satellite Systems (bus); ViaSat Inc. (payload)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|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|