ViaSat-1 Launch Delayed

Carlsbad, CA-based ViaSat is delaying its revised launch of the ViaSat-1 satellite by a few weeks, until August or September, according to the website Satellite Today. ViaSat CEO Mark Dankberg confirmed to the online news provider that Space Systems/Loral discovered a malfunction in a solar panel aboard a previous satellite, the Telstar 14R, which prompted the satellite maker to conduct a failure review analysis of ViaSat-1. The Ka-band satellite, which is designed to provide high-speed Internet service, was set for launch this month. It was initially scheduled for launch in May.

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