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Re: SpaceX F9: Space Norway ASBM : VSFB SLC-4E : Q4 2023
« Reply #40 on: 11/21/2023 12:44 pm »
Second satellite has completed Thermal Vacuum Testing. Launch is scheduled for mid-2024:

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Viasat’s Broadband Arctic Extension Closer as Spacecraft Complete Key Tests
November 21, 2023

Viasat, 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.

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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.
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Re: SpaceX F9: Space Norway ASBM : VSFB SLC-4E : mid 2024
« Reply #41 on: 02/06/2024 08:14 pm »
On track for launch in the middle of the year:

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Viasat Shareholder Letter: Q3 Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Results
February 6th, 2024
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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

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