Viasat’s Broadband Arctic Extension Closer as Spacecraft Complete Key TestsNovember 21, 2023Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global leader in satellite communications, has announced the second satellite in the upcoming Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission has completed thermal vacuum testing at Northrop Grumman’s Dulles, VA, site: a significant milestone as the project looks to connect the Arctic region with high speed broadband in the second half of 2024.[...]The ASBM-1 and ASBM-2 spacecraft will now undergo their final testing and readiness activities. Once complete, they will be transferred to Vandenberg Space Force Base, California and launched together on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in mid-2024. The company will share further details on the launch schedule once confirmed.
Viasat Shareholder Letter: Q3 Fiscal Year 2024 Financial ResultsFebruary 6th, 2024[...]Completed thermal vacuum testing on the second satellite in the upcoming Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission. The two ASBM satellites host Viasat's GX-10a and GX-10b Ka-band payloads, extending our high-speed global network across the Arctic region including polar coverage. Both satellites are expected to launch together in mid-calendar 2024[...]