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Viasat has been tapped to develop a space relay capability for NASA to support near-Earth communications services. As part of NASA’s Communications Services Project, Viasat will leverage its ViaSat-3 global satellite constellation, along with its upcoming geostationary orbit network – which features three Terabit-class high-throughput satellites – to enable rapid, low-latency communications for LEO spacecraft, the Carlsbad, […] More
Viasat‘s secured space network management software has been certified by the Department of Defense for use on legacy and next-generation defense ultra-high frequency satellite communications platforms. The DOD Joint Interoperability Test Command Integrated Waveform certification allows military operators of the Visual Integrated SATCOM Information, Operation and Networking software to create more simultaneous networks that warfighters […] More
Viasat has secured a pair of contracts from the Navy Exchange Service Command to provide telecommunication network services for sailors deployed at the U.S. Navy’s installations in Guam and Poland. The company said Monday it will deliver a fiber Wi-Fi network, voice communications and TV network services to Naval Station Guam and Andersen Air Force […] More
Kevin Harkenrider, former executive vice president of global operations and chief operations officer at Viasat, has been promoted to serve as the company’s chief operating officer. Viasat said Wednesday Harkenrider will look after its operational structure and controls, work to align its innovation engine with operational priorities and help drive its operational focus, investments and […] More
Craig Miller, president of government systems at Viasat, said that discussions about the Space Development Agency’s upcoming satellite network should focus on how spacecraft from different manufacturers could be interoperable and support a “highly complex, multi-band and multi-network system” together. In an opinion piece SpaceNews published Friday, Miller noted that the Transport Layer’s network and […] More
Viasat will deploy its military-grade In-line Network Encryptor on a low earth orbit satellite intended to boost communications security and cybersecurity services for data transmission. The global communications company said Tuesday the INE will be integrated into the first Link 16-capable LEO satellite that Viasat is working on for the Space Vehicles XVI program of […] More
Viasat participated in a recent U.S. Navy exercise to demonstrate how company-built technology platforms could help warfighters communicate as they perform expeditionary base operations and littoral missions. The company said Thursday it demonstrated cloud-based tactical communications support for multiple echelons at the Naval Integration in Contested Environments Advanced Naval Technology Exercise. During the event, Viasat […] More

Viasat has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RigNet, a provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions and specialized applications. Viasat will purchase the company in an all-stock transaction worth approximately $222 million. “With the acquisition of RigNet, we are accelerating the diversification of our connectivity portfolio and establishing a global foundation for expansion of our remote enterprise service offerings,“ said Rick Baldridge, Viasat's president and CEO. 

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