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Small satellites

Sustainable space systems for LEO constellations 

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Extensive smallsat and LEO flight heritage

From components to smallsats, Viasat has a proven flight heritage in Low Earth Orbit space systems. We are currently operating on-orbit, smallsat-class space vehicles today and have an extensive library of flight-proven technologies including; intersatellite links, RF payload components (transmitters, receivers, frequency converters, and more) and phased array components. We are dedicated to testing and learning, inventing and delivering, and to pioneering state of the art commercial technology for a responsible, sustainable approach to space. 

Turnkey design and build

From mission design to scalable production, our turnkey design and build capabilities include:  

  • Mission design/analysis and space vehicle design for commercial and Department of Defense (DoD) missions
  • Network architectures for resilient constellations
  • Payload and space vehicle assembly, integration and test (AI&T)
  • Low-risk volume production based on processes and capabilities used to build ViaSat-3 class GEO satellites
  • On-site production test, environmental test, high bay facilities
  • Scalable production capacity for smallsat constellations

Vertical integration and operation for space sustainability

Viasat’s approach to small satellites provides a sustainable and responsible avenue to LEO space access. Our focus is not just on the space vehicle. Instead, we take a holistic view and focus on network building, integration, and management. Combined with our expertise in designing and manufacturing both commercial and DoD satellites, Viasat’s vertical integration in network development and operation helps conserve precious LEO resources by keeping constellation sizes sustainable.

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