Monday, June 5, 2017
ViaSat-2 Launched Into Orbit
Carlsbad-based ViaSat, which provides broadband services and technology, successfully had its newest satellite, the ViaSat-2, delivered into orbit last week, from Kourou, French Guiana. ViaSat said its ViaSat-2 satellite was carried board an Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle on its launch on Thursday. Last week was an extremely busy week for Southern California's space industry, with a successful SpaceX launch to the ISS on Saturday, the unveiling of the largest plane in the world, the Stratolaunch, designed for delivering satellite payloads into space; and another successful test flight for Virgin Galactic.