Satellite ViaSat-1 of ViaSat, Inc.

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names ViaSat-1
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner ViaSat, Inc.
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -115
Perigee (km) 35775
Apogee (km) 35796
Eccentricity 0.000249077819027173
Inclination (degrees) 0.04
Period (minutes) 1436.09
Launch Mass (kg.) 6740
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 19-10-2011
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Space Systems/Loral
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Proton M
COSPAR Number 2011-059A
NORAD Number 37843
Comments Provide much faster Internet service to more than 1 million customers outside the reach of cable or DSL services at similar prices to existing satellite broadband; also using capacity to power in-flight Internet service by JetBlue, as well as defense and other uses.


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