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ViaSat-1 Launch Scheduled For October 19

  • Spacecraft fueled and ready for attachment to Proton M launch vehicle
Carlsbad, Calif. - ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has announced that the launch of the ViaSat-1 high-capacity satellite is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 at 11:48 am PDT and 2:48 pm EDT. The satellite will be launched from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Liftoff is scheduled for 12:48 am local time ( October 20) in Baikonur.

The fueling of the ViaSat-1 spacecraft was completed on Monday, October 3. In the next phase of pre-launch preparations, the satellite will be mated to the launch vehicle payload adapter to begin the joint operations phase of the program. The combined assembly will then be joined with the Breeze M upper stage in preparation for mating to the Proton launch vehicle early next week.

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Source : ViaSat Inc.

Published on ASDNews: Oct 7, 2011

 

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